Here is another key source of greenhouse gases recently confirmed by scientists! If you thought man-made reservoirs have only been created for human needs like electricity generation and irrigation, here’s some bad news. According to a new study, these reservoirs may be emitting a gigaton (approx.) of heat-trapping greenhouse gases each year. The road ahead is more challenging than it seems to just get rid of these reservoirs.
Moreover, the emissions are largely in the form of methane, a greenhouse gas with a relatively short life in the atmosphere but a very strong short-term warming effect.
[Source: The Washington Post]