Methane Leaks – Unit8 Climate

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  • 14 September 2021

Satellite images have allowed to monitor methane leaks almost in real-time. However, accessing and inferring the methane leaks is still difficult. That project provides a tool to monitor methane leaks

Inspiration

We are entering the last 2 decades before climate change becomes irreversible. Methane is a large contributor to global warming (84 times more potent than CO2) and there is a lack of accountability for large pollution events, especially by the coal/fossil and gas industry

New satellite imaging has recently allowed to keep track of methane emissions close to real-time. However, access to the data and the potential methane leak event is still complicated. We think we can make that simpler so people can be aware of new leaks as they arrive and enable them to take actions