Nitrous oxide: the climate warmer

Posted on: Tue 17 Aug 2021

New research has found that nitrous oxide emissions are a more powerful climate warming agent than carbon dioxide and are jeopardising the Earth’s future

Nitrous oxide from agriculture and other sources is accumulating in the atmosphere so quickly that it puts the Earth on track for a dangerous 3 degree Centigrade warming this century, according to the research.

To find out more Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Pep Canadell, a chief research scientist in the CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere, and the Executive Director of the Global Carbon Project.

New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth’s future

Produced by Des Lawrence

Image: Lou Gold


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