Articles | Volume 18, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15555–15568, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15555-2018
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 15555–15568, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-18-15555-2018

Research article 30 Oct 2018

Research article | 30 Oct 2018

Rapid and reliable assessment of methane impacts on climate

Ilissa B. Ocko et al.

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As communities worldwide analyse options to reduce methane emissions from energy use, agriculture, and waste management, there is an immediate need to build confidence in rapid assessment tools other than standard climate metrics – which misrepresent impacts over all timescales. In this paper, we show that a simplified climate model can easily and rapidly provide scientifically robust climate responses to changes in methane emissions, thereby improving mitigation analysis and decision-making.
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