Despite the myths, extraction of fossil fuels is not the primary source of methane. While the EPA say it’s still “learning,” it might want to explore an accelerated course.
One of the largest myths in human history was the expectation that the earth was flat and sailors who went too close to the edge would simply fall off the face of earth. This idea lived until the 15th century, even though proof existed for several centuries that contradicted the notion. In fact, one ancient Greek, Eratosthenes, was able to calculate the circumference of our planet and measure exactly how large (or small) it really was.