Each year the Global Risks Report works with experts and decision-makers across the world to identify and analyze the most pressing risks that we face. As the pace of change accelerates, and as risk interconnections deepen, this year’s report highlights the growing strain we are placing on many of the global systems we rely on. Read...
World Economic Forum
Methane is a serious risk for life on earth
An assessment of the available scientific literature on CH4 feedbacks related to natural sources of CH4 from wetlands, permafrost, and ocean sediments. In summary, the complex and nonlinear processes governing the sources and atmospheric chemistry of CH4 cause a feedback loop between the climate, the terrestrial vegetation as the source of BVOCs, the oxidation capacity of the atmosphere, and the atmospheric CH4 burden.