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Intensive farming worldwide threatens Paris climate accord, report says

07.10.2020
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Rising emissions of nitrous oxide from farming are putting world on track to exceed 2C heating The spread of intensive farming is threatening to jeopardise the world's chances of meeting the terms of the Paris agreement on the climate crisis, as the increasing use of artificial fertiliser and growing populations of livestock are raising the concentration of a key greenhouse gas to levels far beyond those seen naturally.Nitrous oxide is given off by the overuse of artificial fertilisers, and by organic sources such as animal manure, and has a heating effect 300 times that of carbon dioxide. Levels of nitrous oxide in the atmosphere are 20% higher than in pre-industrial times, with most of that increase coming from farming. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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