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

The Nord Stream gas pipeline leak may have been the largest single methane leak from human-made infrastructure in history, but it was not significant enough to cause a measurable impact on Earth’s climate, a new study finds.

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

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