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default 2. Bill McKibben, Global Warming's Terrifying New Chemistry [fracking will not save our climate] Popular

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McKibben calls methane " CO2’s nasty little brother."   Unfortunately, "our new natural-gas infrastructure has been bleeding methane into the atmosphere in record quantities. And molecule for molecule, this unburned methane is much, much more efficient at trapping heat than carbon dioxide."  All that extra methane going into the atmosphere is offsetting many of the gains made by cutting carbon dioxide emissions.