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Rhiannon12866

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Recent global increase in atmospheric methane may be due to fracking

Earth.com -- Carbon dioxide isn’t the only greenhouse gas that is increasing in concentration within our atmosphere. Atmospheric methane concentrations are also increasing, and a new study published in Biogeosciences says that shale oil and gas production are likely to blame.

Researchers from Cornell University report that methane they’ve analyzed has less carbon-13 relative to carbon-12 than the methane that is produced as a byproduct from conventional natural gas and other fossil fuels like coal.

This finding could mean that since the use of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (also known as “fracking”) shale gas has experienced an increased volume of natural gas production, as it has released more methane into our atmosphere.

Study author Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology at Cornell, reports that roughly two-thirds of all new gas production over the last decade has been shale gas produced in the United States and Canada.

Methane that comes from biological sources such as cows and wetlands is known to have a low carbon-13 content compared to methane from most fossil fuels. Howarth believes that past studies have incorrectly concluded that biological sources are the cause of rising methane levels. Methane had increased significantly from 2008-2014 as a result of global human-caused methane emissions.

Read more: https://www.earth.com/news/atmospheric-methane-fracking/


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:29 AM (3 replies)

Seth Meyers - Trump Combines Cruel Immigration Policies with Broken Promises : A Closer Look



Seth takes a closer look at the Trump administration announcing a new rule that would limit legal immigration by imposing a wealth test.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:32 PM (1 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest Marianne Williamson on Humor, Morality and Beating Trump in 2020



Marianne Williamson responds to memes about herself from the first Democratic debate, discusses morality in politics and reveals her plan to beat Trump in 2020 with love.




Marianne Williamson on Opioids and Reaching the 2020 Debates



Marianne Williamson defends her lack of political experience, talks about the opioid crisis and explains what she needs to do to qualify for the next presidential debates.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:14 PM (1 replies)

Seth Meyers - Former VP Joe Biden Still Leads the Democratic Primary Race - Monologue - 8/13/19






Seth Experiences the Effect of Climate Change in Virtual Reality



Climate change and weather expert Chip Friedland guides Seth through a highly specific VR simulation.




Donald J. Trump Saves the Planet



President Donald J. Trump proves he's the best thing to ever happen to Earth by sharing some of the ways he's helping to save the planet.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:10 PM (0 replies)

The Daily Show: Michael Bennet - Running to Overcome a Broken Washington in 2020



Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bennet (Colorado) discusses how he was able to write meaningful legislation in the Senate and how to deal with the problem of Mitch McConnell.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:00 PM (1 replies)

The Daily Show: Is Donald Trump Trying to Deport Melania?



Donald Trump’s anti-immigration talking points seem strangely tied to his own wife Melania’s migration story.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:57 PM (4 replies)

Stephen Colbert: Guest Rep. Ayanna Pressley Will Only Refer To Trump As "The Occupant"



Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts is not a fan of the current situation in the White House, where we "traded a President who sang 'Amazing Grace' for one who has zero of it."


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:15 AM (3 replies)

Stephen Colbert - Monologue and Opening - 8/13/19

Donald Trump Acts Like A Villain To Energize His Base



The President is doing his best to appear like a cartoon villain this week, supporting conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Jeffrey Epstein, announcing plans to roll back the Endangered Species Act, seeking to restrict legal migration to only people of ample means, and promoting "fracking for plastic" at a speech in Pennsylvania.




Meanwhile... Big News In Fish Transport



The innovative minds behind the "salmon cannon" are celebrated in this edition of everyone's favorite Late Show segment.




Exclusive Footage Of North Korea's Latest Missile Test



Don't ask how, but The Late Show has acquired exclusive video of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presiding over a new, highly-unusual type of short-range missile.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 04:08 AM (1 replies)

Seth Meyers - The Check In: Trump and Trucking



Seth takes a break from breaking news to check in on America’s truckers, who Trump promised would prosper under his administration.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:15 AM (1 replies)

Seth Meyers: Guest George Takei Was Sent to a Japanese-American Internment Camp at Age Five



George Takei discusses Star Trek's continued popularity, being sent to an internment camp when he was five years old and how it felt filming The Terror: Infamy in an exact replica of a Japanese-American internment camp.




George Takei Wants People to Stop Using the Phrase “Japanese Internment Camp”



George Takei talks about the misnomer of Japanese-American internment camps and the intentional cruelty at the Mexican-American border.


Posted by Rhiannon12866 | Tue Aug 13, 2019, 11:53 PM (0 replies)
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