Hold my beer. Munich’s Oktoberfest beats Boston for methane emissions per square meter

Science | AAAS | 10/25/2019 | Staff
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Oktoberfest is impressive by any count: More than 6 million visitors descend on Munich, Germany, for more than 2 weeks of revelry; during that time, they consume 250,000 pork sausages, half a million chickens, and 7 million liters of beer (compared with just 1.1 million liters of water and lemonade). But what about the, er, vapors that result from such a large celebration?

To find out how much methane the world’s largest folk festival produces, researchers at the Technical University of Munich spent several days sampling air around the perimeter of the festival in 2018—organizers told them that because of safety concerns, they wouldn’t be allowed inside.


When they assembled their data—and...
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