I appreciate the Observer’s reporting on the climate treaty but want to add some important facts from Cornell University’s Methane Project:
Natural gas is not a “cleaner” option to coal, as methane, including that leaked/vented from natural gas operations, is 100 times worse than CO2. The surge in atmospheric methane is now the leading driver of climate change.
To imply that Duke Energy is being a good steward in moving to natural gas is wrong, because Duke does not include methane in its calculations.
Yes, CO2 emissions are down, but methane emissions are growing dramatically.
Ron Bryant, Charlotte
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