Natural Gas For Cars Does Not Help the EnvironmentS

You care about the environment, eh? You want to stop global warming? You support switching cars and trucks and buses to "clean burning natural gas?" Wrong! Our best-laid plans only hasten our demise.

Clean, natural gas. Sounds great, right? Sounds like something we should really be into. "Redo the car things so they run on that clean, natural gas!"- a slogan that I, an uneducated environmentalist, might shout. However. There is a new study on this very topic. Would you like to hear about it? Too bad. From the New York Times:

Although burning natural gas as a transportation fuel produces 30 percent less planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions than burning diesel,

Love that part. I am really into that.

the drilling and production of natural gas can lead to leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide.Those methane leaks negate the climate change benefits of using natural gas as a transportation fuel, according to the study

Well shit.

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