Kōrero: Climate change

Agricultural gases

Agricultural gases

New Zealand is unusual among developed nations in that a high proportion – nearly half – of its greenhouse gases come from agriculture. Most of these emissions are methane from burping farm animals, and nitrous oxide from soils and fertilisers. According to estimates published in the 2019 national Greenhouse Gas Inventory, total emissions in 2017 were 23% above 1990 levels. This cow is being monitored for gas emissions.

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Photograph by Keith Lassey

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Brett Mullan, Petra Pearce, Stephen Stuart, Ben Liley and Stacy Mohan, 'Climate change - Global influences', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7540/agricultural-gases (accessed 21 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Brett Mullan, Petra Pearce, Stephen Stuart, Ben Liley and Stacy Mohan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 20 Jul 2020