New research shows that nitrous oxide, also known as happy gas, is now the most abundant ozone-depleting substance in the atmosphere.The next AGW type scare? Surely a nitrous oxide cap and trade/ban/tax wouldn't be as lucrative as a CO2 one...
A paper published in the journal Science reveals the increasing levels of the gas will cause more damage to the ozone layer than the more commonly known chloroflourocarbons (CFCs).
The research found emissions of nitrous oxide are now present in such large amounts that it will remain the most damaging ozone-depleting substance throughout the 21st centry.
Nitrous oxide depleting ozone layer.