Take Home message, II
Methane reductions lower troposphericozoneconcentrations.
Conventional “clean air”ozone reduction strategiesfocus largely on reducing NOxemissions and theresulting ozone reductions do not benefit climate.
Combining conventional NOxreduction strategies withmethane reductions results in ozone reductions
that benefit climate
Because methane is a well-mixed greenhouse gas, it doesnot matter where reductions occur.
This argues for targeting least-cost reductions tobenefit global and Arctic climate.
Because methane’s atmospheric lifetime is less than tenyears, methane reductions will have their full effect inreducing forcing within about a decade