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Nitrous oxide is 300-times stronger than CO2… The greenhouse gas plays a major role in intensifying climate change. Quartz’s heat map shows where the worst emissions in the world are located.

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  • I recently visited Korba, one of the regions profiled in this piece that has one of the world's highest NOx concentrations. The scene was tragic. Coal-fired power plants literally abut communities, which are exposed to hazardous pollutant levels. Although these communities are dependent on the coal economy

    I recently visited Korba, one of the regions profiled in this piece that has one of the world's highest NOx concentrations. The scene was tragic. Coal-fired power plants literally abut communities, which are exposed to hazardous pollutant levels. Although these communities are dependent on the coal economy, that dependence is ultimately deadly for them. (Aside: electronic air pollution monitors in these communities were almost certainly inaccurate, displaying safe levels of NOx and SOx pollution. The satellite data here is an important tool to display the true picture.)

  • Satellites are getting so good at monitoring the planet, if you're emitting greenhouse gases you can run but you can't hide. Once regulatory regimes start turning the screws on high emitting firms, capital markets will pounce those that can turn off the faucet. Given the state of the climate talks, that

    Satellites are getting so good at monitoring the planet, if you're emitting greenhouse gases you can run but you can't hide. Once regulatory regimes start turning the screws on high emitting firms, capital markets will pounce those that can turn off the faucet. Given the state of the climate talks, that will be a while. But it's more likely a "when," not an "if."

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