Huge gas leak from Nord Stream pipeline not big enough to warm climate, scientists say

The Nord Stream pipeline leak may have been the largest methane leak from man-made infrastructure in history, but it wasn’t large enough to have a measurable effect on Earth’s climate, according to a news report. study.

The study by Chinese researchers analyzed satellite data to estimate the extent of the Nord Stream gas leak. They found that about 250,000 metric tons (275,000 tonnes) of methane leaked from two pipelines that burst into the Baltic Sea in late September in suspicious circumstances widely attributed to Russian sabotage in the ongoing war in Russia against Ukraine.

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