Or rather, methane is natural gas by another name. Methane is the chemical name, and natural gas is the common or commercial name.
The linked paper is a discussion of how children in a learning environment can mis-interpret the idea taught to them. The paper is about ozone depletion.
"The methane is like a hangover that you can get over if you stop drinking "
"I suggest that methane is like water, it escapes earth following cracks, passageways from deep within earth. We have springs, which water continually runs from. We also drill "wells" to pull water from earth "
"Imagine that. Leaking, venting or flaring methane is like spilling ice cream. Let's unpack that analogy."
"Methane is like a brief but torrid and ultimately unhappy flirtation with a bad bad girl climate wise. CO2 a long unhappy marriage with no possibility of divorce. That is the message I seemed to get from Pierrehumbert and others on Revkin's effort to be soporific about reality. that seemed to be why they were pushing gas - nobody responded to my pointing out the NCAR study featured on here that showed it did diddly squat."
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