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N2O levels 12 times higher than expected

 
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UndercoverElephant



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:49 pm    Post subject: N2O levels 12 times higher than expected Reply with quote

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/06/harvard-chemist-permafrost-n2o-levels-12-times-higher-than-expected/

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The warming Arctic permafrost may be releasing more nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, than previously thought
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the link:

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“It was 10 million times larger than any previous study looking at permafrost N2O emissions. It makes [previous] findings quite a bit more serious.”
— Jordan Wilkerson


So is it 10 million times or 12 times? But of course the suggestion is “more research is needed”.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

woodburner wrote:
From the link:

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“It was 10 million times larger than any previous study looking at permafrost N2O emissions. It makes [previous] findings quite a bit more serious.”
— Jordan Wilkerson


So is it 10 million times or 12 times? But of course the suggestion is “more research is needed”.

Isn't it 2 different things? 10 million times larger than any previous study (refers to the area measured) and 12 times higher than expected (refers to the results).
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