Leaks in Nord Stream 1 and 2 will cause serious climate damage
All the methane in the pipelines likely emitted to the atmosphere
The German Environment Agency (UBA) has forecast that the gas leaks from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines will cause some 7.5 million tonnes of CO₂ equivalents, which is about one percent of Germany’s total annual emissions. The calculation is based on estimates of the filling level and volume of the two pipelines. The pipelines have no separation mechanisms, which is why their entire contents are likely to escape. Because at least one of the leaks is reported to be in the Danish territory, the emissions will probably be allocated to Denmark for the purposes of climate change reporting.