"Nitrous oxide from agriculture and other sources is accumulating in the
atmosphere so quickly it puts Earth on track for a dangerous 3℃ warming
this century, our new research has found.
Each year, more than 100 million tonnes of nitrogen are spread on crops
in the form of synthetic fertiliser. The same amount again is put onto
pastures and crops in manure from livestock.
This colossal amount of nitrogen makes crops and pastures grow more
abundantly. But it also releases nitrous oxide (N₂O), a greenhouse gas.
Agriculture is the main cause of the increasing concentrations, and is
likely to remain so this century. N₂O emissions from agriculture and
industry can be reduced, and we must take urgent action if we hope to
stabilise Earth’s climate."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics