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Who Are the World’s Biggest Climate Polluters? Satellites Sweep for Culprits

Timothy Puko of The Wall Street Journal writes on how climate satellites are sweeping the world for global polluters.

The C3 Take
  • Satellites are emerging as one technology that we can use to track climate pollution.
  • In the past three years satellites have been used to track unreported methane emissions in China, Russia, and Texas’ Permian Basin.
  • As the world gathers to discuss climate change at COP26 in Glasgow in the coming weeks, we should look to technological innovations such as climate satellites to track greenhouse gas emissions.

“A key focus for climate-monitoring satellites is methane, a potent greenhouse gas that leaks erratically from wellheads, pipelines and storage tanks, making it tougher to detect—especially in remote locations and authoritarian countries that don’t allow field inspections or aircraft overflights.”

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