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Media Type: News / Op - Ed
Date of Publication: March 23, 2016
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: The Nation Company LLC
Author(s): Bill McKibben
Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.
Bill McKibben introduces readers to methane, its climate forcing capacity, and the recent satellite data revealing that the US “as a whole is leaking methane in massive quantities”.
If you get the chemistry wrong, it doesn’t matter how many landmark climate agreements you sign or how many speeches you give. And it appears the United States may have gotten the chemistry wrong. Really wrong.