Reductions in anthropogenic methane emissions outweigh the most likely scenarios for Arctic methane release
Torben R. Christensen and Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, both researchers affiliated to the department of physical geography at Lund University, made an estimation of the impact of future potential increases in natural methane release from the Arctic, and the maximum technically feasible reductions in anthropogenic methane emissions.
Their study, together with researchers from Norway, Canada and Austria concludes that mitigation of anthropogenic methane emissions may have a large potential to limit the future development of climate warming, even when natural emissions from the Arctic increase in an uncontrolled manner. However, this would require a committed, global effort towards best possible reductions of anthropogenic sources, states the research team.
Read their open access paper published in Scientific reports here, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.