Methane and Climate Change

D. Reay (Editor), P. Smith (Editor), A.R. van Amstel (Editor)

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Abstract

Methane is a powerful greenhouse gas and is estimated to be responsible for approximately one-fifth of man-made global warming. Per kilogram, it is 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 100-year time horizon -- and global warming is likely to enhance methane release from a number of sources. Current natural and man-made sources include many where methane-producing micro-organisms can thrive in anaerobic conditions, particularly ruminant livestock, rice cultivation, landfill, wastewater, wetlands and marine sediments. This timely and authoritative book provides the only comprehensive and balanced overview of our current knowledge of sources of methane and how these might be controlled to limit future climate change. It describes how methane is derived from the anaerobic metabolism of micro-organisms, whether in wetlands or rice fields, manure, landfill or wastewater, or the digestive systems of cattle and other ruminant animals. It highlights how sources of methane might themselves be affected by climate change. It is shown how numerous point sources of methane have the potential to be more easily addressed than sources of carbon dioxide and therefore contribute significantly to climate change mitigation in the 21st century.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLonden
PublisherEarthscan
Number of pages261
ISBN (Print)9781844078233
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • climatic change
  • global warming
  • greenhouse gases
  • methane
  • environmental factors
  • pollution
  • emission
  • agriculture
  • agriculture and environment

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Reay, D., Smith, P., & van Amstel, A. R. (Eds.) (2010). Methane and Climate Change. Londen: Earthscan.
Reay, D. (Editor) ; Smith, P. (Editor) ; van Amstel, A.R. (Editor). / Methane and Climate Change. Londen : Earthscan, 2010. 261 p.
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Methane and Climate Change. / Reay, D. (Editor); Smith, P. (Editor); van Amstel, A.R. (Editor).

Londen : Earthscan, 2010. 261 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademic

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