Busting Methane Myths


Regenerate Earth: Methane Myths from Stephen Curtain on Vimeo.

Grass fed-herbivores are unfairly and inaccurately blamed for increased levels of methane in the atmosphere. There are other processes in Nature that account for increased methane. Cows used to be called Daisies. Why are they being called and victimised now as patsies?

About Methane

Methane is a simple compound made up of 1 carbon and 4 hydrogen atoms. It is a gas that was emitted from Earth as it cooled from over 4 billion years ago. It formed much of the Earths initial atmosphere before oxygen was produced biologically and oxidised most of it to CO2 and water. While it is still continually emitted geologically via volcanoes and as fugitive emissions from the anaerobic microbial bio-degradation of organic matter such as in swamps, coal deposits and gas fields as well as by insects and animals such as termites, herbivores and humans digest plant matter, its recent natural concentration in the air has been miniscule at some 700 parts per billion. As such there must be a natural process which also continuously and rapidly removes methane from the air or serves as a methane sink to prevent its build up.

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More References

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WTF happens to all that methane?

Methane: Accounting for both sides of the scale

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