Emitters beware: WMO wants to find you
Weather and space specialists from around the world slid straight into talking shop on Monday at the World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO) International Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Symposium. Technical jargon abounded as they presented research on emissions and monitoring by government agencies, even highlighting reporting discrepancies.
Petteri Taalas, WMO director general, told the participants that monitoring greenhouse gas emissions was “crucially needed”. But recent reports showed “uncertainties” regarding sources and sinks for CO2 as well as an increase in methane concentrations, he said, opening the discussions. Methane, a much more concentrated gas than carbon, is mostly emitted from agriculture, oil and gas extraction as well as coal mining.
Geneva Solutions, 31 January 2023