Mysterious levels of methane gas are being seen over Bangladesh

Satellites reveal large, frequent emissions over Dhaka—the latest discovery as scientists seek sources of the strong greenhouse gas, reports Bloomberg.

One of the nations most vulnerable to climate change has also been reported as a major donor of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s about 80 times more persuasive than carbon dioxide.

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Bluefield Technologies Inc., which analyzed European Space Agency data to identify a large methane plume in Florida in May, also detected the concentrations over Bangladesh. “Our analysis shows that Bangladesh has some of the highest methane emissions in the world that can be detected by satellites,” said Yotam Ariel, the company’s founder.

The 12 highest methane emission rates detected this year by Kayrros SAS have occurred over Bangladesh, according to the Paris-based company, one of several that specialize in analyzing satellite observations to locate leaks.

“It has the strongest sustained emissions we’ve seen to date where we can’t clearly identify the source,” said Stephane Germain, president of GHGSat Inc, which also picked up the plumes.

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