Rise in the emission of Methane: From the wetlands of South Sudan

Methane (CH4) is a potent greenhouse gas and its concentration is increading rapidly in the atmosphere. Today it stands at just over 1,860 parts per billion by volume.

Researchers from UK has said that their studies shows the recent increasement in the emission of methane is coming from just the wetlands of South Sudan.

The satellite data shows the region received a large surge of water from East African lakes. This would have boosted CH4 from the wetlands, accounting for a significant part of the rise in global methane.

Though the emission is on the rise from human activities (fossil fuel consumption, agriculture) as well. But recent studies shows that the major emission is found to be from the nautural components like the wetlands of South Sudan.


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