Nitrogen released into the air as N2O (nitrous oxide) has almost 300 times the global warming potential of an equivalent amount of CO2 over a 100 year period. So very little nitrous oxide can have huge effects on climate change.
“Nitrous oxide has now become the largest ozone-depleting substance emitted through human activities, and is expected to remain the largest throughout the 21st century, NOAA scientists say in a new study” (Science Daily). Ozone is vital for protecting life on Earth from harmful UV rays. Like CO2, N20 also acts as a greenhouse gas. In excessive amounts it traps heat in our atmosphere and contributes to global warming.
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