The era of real-time emissions surveillance is upon us

The era of real-time emissions surveillance is upon us
Tim Fernholz
·4 min read

“Methane emissions are analogous to a wildfire,” Riley Duren says. Duren is the CEO of a nonprofit, Carbon Mapper, that is working with the company Planet to launch two new satellites that will track these emissions from orbit. While they dissipate faster than carbon dioxide, they have a greater proportional impact on global warming.