As tiny-handed man-children command the lion’s share of America’s attention, the still-acting leader of the United States — President Obama — is quietly doubling down on climate change. The latest part of Captain Planet’s scheme? Getting Canada on board.
Four months and nearly 100,000 metric tonnes of methane later, the worst natural gas leak in US history has ended, according to officials at California’s Department of Conservation, who made the announcement at a press conference today.
Since a gas leak erupted outside LA on October 23rd, over 83,000 metric tons of methane have escaped to the atmosphere, prompting public officials to evacuate the neighbouring community of Porter Ranch. But as a disturbing new analysis shows, a much broader swath of LA is now drowning in methane.