Inasmuch as the runoff of nitrogen is an interstate transport problem, managing the application of fertilizer and loss of nitrogen to runoff should be a high priority for the Federal government.
The popularity of natural gas as a fossil fuel and its increased use are attractive candidates to explain the potential for increased leakage to the atmosphere.
The emission of carbon dioxide from the production of cement current accounts for about 5% of the total annual industrial emissions of CO2.
Trees remove a lot of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere
In a full planet isolationism is not relevant.
Nearly all nitrogen pollution stems from agriculture, which strives to feed more than 7 billion of us with low-cost abundance.
If [carbonyl sulfide shows that] photosynthesis has increased, that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, potentially mitigating climate change.
[We need] a report card that grades plant production, soil organic matter, biodiversity and nutrient balance against our best measures of what they would be in a world without humans.
Potassium…. may emerge as problematic…. as large areas of highly weathered tropical soils….are converted to agriculture.