After decades of misinformation & procrastination, will the global fossil fuel industry come clean?
An oil baron, Sultan Al Jabar is the President for this year's UAE-based conference starting Thursday 30th Nov.
If, as Al Jabar argues, it takes
someone from the fossil fuel world to make change, the world will be watching his key Cop28 initiative - the Global
Decarbonization Alliance - involving oil and gas companies
signing up to firm climate pledges.
The UN has recently warned the world is on track for a “hellish” 3C of global heating, so we badly need this initiative.
partnership with the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund, Google will use its
AI and computing capabilities to create a map of the
planet’s big methane emitters based on data from the satellite MethaneSAT,
which launches next month. Google will cross-reference the satellite’s methane
detection with the locations of oil and gas infrastructure to determine the
types of equipment that leak the greenhouse gas.
MethaneSAT, set to launch in early March 2024, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket,
boasts "unprecedented precision” in mapping and tracking
methane emissions. Orbiting the Earth 15 times daily at 350 miles high, the satellite will focus on the top oil and gas regions
globally, providing comprehensive analyses of methane levels and fugitive emissions.Methane has more than 10X the global warming impact of CO2. Also, alarmingly, the Int. Energy Agency report (2023) states:
“Immediate, targeted methane abatement in the fossil fuel sector can prevent nearly 1 million premature deaths due to ozone exposure.https://impakter.com/slashing-methane-emissions-could-save-nearly-one-million-lives-new-report-says/