Emissions from Nitrous Oxide Has Become More Climate Threatening

As reported by recent major research from an international scientist team, Increasing emissions from nitrous oxide are putting the Paris Agreement’s climate goals in danger.

Because of the increasing use of nitrogen fertilizers to produce food all over the world, there is also an increase in nitrous oxide in the atmosphere. Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas that is 300 times more intense compared to carbon dioxide.

The study was published in the journal Nature. It was led by Auburn University and conducted by researchers from 48 different organizations from 14 countries, including the University of East Anglia in the UK.

The study’s goal was to create the broadest assessment so that the sources and sinks of nitrous oxide all over the world can be dated.

The researchers discovered that nitrous oxide emissions are getting high quicker than the scenario made by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

The goal of the Paris Agreement is to limit the temperature increase to less than 2 degrees Celsius.

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