3 News: NZ methane emissions extremely high

Melissa Davies writes for 3 News about New Zealand’s methane emissions, which are fives times the global average per head of population, and why they are bad for the environment.

An excerpt: (read in full here)

“”In terms of a gas that can absorb heat, infrared radiation and be implicated in global warming – it is extremely potent,” says Harry Clark of the GGSC.

“Methane is one of three greenhouse culprits.

“”We are unusual… worldwide carbon dioxide is the big problem,” says Mr Clark. “In New Zealand methane and nitrous oxide make up come close to 50 percent of our emissions profile – which is extremely high by normal developed country standards.””