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Nitrous oxide emissions surge in climate threat: study

Posted on AllSides June 11th, 2024
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Global emissions of nitrous oxide — a potent greenhouse gas — are outpacing expectations and putting climate change goals in peril, a major study published on Wednesday found. Drawing on millions of atmospheric measurements from around the world, the report revealed a sharp rise in human-related nitrous oxide levels. The findings raised researchers’ concerns that too little is being done to rein in the gas, the vast majority of which is produced by agriculture. Nitrous oxide heats the Earth’s atmosphere 300 times more effectively than carbon dioxide, scientists say, and...

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