Global warming’s companion crisis

Mark Sutton explains how our fast-growing “nitrogen footprint” from agricultural and industrial activities is reaching crisis levels

Dr Andi Horvath

Published 27 January 2017

Episode 386

Environmental physicist Professor Mark Sutton explains how our fast-growing “nitrogen footprint” from agriculture and industry is reaching crisis levels as reactive nitrogen pollutes our air and soil and is a direct threat to human health.

A leading researcher and adviser on nitrogen policy, Professor Sutton argues that smarter nitrogen management is not only a health and environmental priority but will prevent continued enormous economic losses.


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