U.S. methane emissions focus of EarthTalks seminar by Ken Davis

The amount of atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, has more than doubled since preindustrial times due to human activity. Agriculture, fossil fuel burning and waste management are the largest contributors, but little is known about these emissions. Ken Davis, professor of atmospheric and climate science at Penn State, will look at U.S. methane emissions, with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry, at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, in 112 Walker Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

Ken Davis, professor of atmospheric and climate science at Penn State, will look at U.S. methane emissions, with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry, at the next EarthTalks seminar at 4 p.m. Monday, March 2, in 112 Walker Building. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Davis’ presentation is part of the spring 2020 EarthTalks series, “Societal Problems, EESI Science towards Solutions.” The series features scientists from Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and explores the human impacts on the global environment and how to apply this knowledge to decision-making. The series runs every Monday through April 27 in 112 Walker Building.

The spring 2020 EarthTalks series is supported by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

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