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Panel Discussion: Emissions Images from the Mixing Layer
The Cooper Union invites you to this free public event. Doors open @ 6P. Event 6:30P - 8:30P.
Is Manhattan sitting in a cloud of methane? Odorless, invisible, lighter-than-air methane is a significant urban pollutant that is a potential crisis in the making.
This scientific study reveals the island lies under a cloud of methane originating primarily from aging natural gas pipelines - some laid in the 19th century. Since methane is 20 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, and natural gas is over 90% raw methane, the study challenges the notion that natural gas is part of the solution to climate change. In fact, it suggests that methane leakage, throughout its life cycle, makes natural gas a greater contributor to climate change than other fossil fuels.