If carbon dioxide is not dangerous, then, probably, and nitrous oxide as well? It is interesting
The last year is one of the hottest in the history of Britain, and the level of carbon dioxide has increased by almost one fifth in the last 50 years. However, all have long known that global warming — the myth created by charlatans. Does this mean that no longer worry about? Not quite. In 2012, should pay attention to the next element of the carbon in the periodic table. Triumph or disaster nitrogen began in 1912 when a pilot plant in northern Germany began to pump material for the production of agricultural fertilizers.
Like carbon, nitrogen is a necessary component of life. The plant faced the problem of getting nitrogen from the atmosphere, as to form a compound of nitrogen and other elements requires large amounts of energy. Over millions of years, such processes are carried out by enzymes secreted by bacteria that are capable of taking up oxygen or hydrogen to a stable element. Without such mechanisms all processes on the earth would take place much more slowly, and to support life would be almost impossible.
The opening of the German chemist Fritz Haber alignment. He found that hydrogen can combine with nitrogen at high pressure and temperature in the presence of a catalyst to form ammonia. He, in turn, can be used to create artificial nitrogen fertilizer. Modern agriculture has become so dependent on the products produced by nitrogen, that without him two million people in the world just would not have the food.
In the XXI century could occur nitrogen "hangover." The level of nitrates entering the ecosystem has doubled since Haber, and the use of fertilizer has increased 10 times since the 1960s. More than half washed out and goes into the atmosphere as a gas, where it connects with the elements emitted by the burning of coal and oil. In rivers, lakes and seas, the new compounds contribute to reproduction of microorganisms and algae, and after their death turn water into biological deserts due to the intake of oxygen. To date, the Baltic Sea is a particular risk.
Modern research in the Arctic show a rapid increase in the concentration of artificial nitro compounds. In the Siberian and Canadian lakes has increased the number of microorganisms that live off the nitrogen. Pessimists believe that the balance of nature is so corrupt that the soil itself will soon start producing harmful compounds. The problem is aggravated by excessive fertilizer use, and the consequences are considered unpredictable.