Friday, January 26, 2024

Data on methane pollution now at our fingertips

I can't believe this has never been done before, but satellite surveillance by environmental intelligence company Kayrros is now identifying specifics culprits in methane pollution worldwide.

Kayrros' open-access climate data has identified the 1,300 largest methane polluters, in countries like Turkmenistan (which I have commented on before), India, Russia, Australia, and the United States, right down to the level of individual gas wells, pipelines, coal mines and waste sites.

This is essential information, and makes possible targeted reductions. The USA has recently implemented national methane monitoring and repair policies, but Kayrros's data can help keep everyone honest.

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