Skip to main content

Toxic air is bigger threat to plants than climate change

by Futures Centre, Mar 14
1 minute read

Toxic air is bigger threat to plants than climate change

Air pollution is a more immediate threat than climate change to the nation’s rare and endangered plants as high levels of nitrogen let certain species like nettles run wild, a study shows. A report into emissions from burning fossil fuels and from agriculture revealed that nitrogen was having a “devastating impact” on wild plants, lichens and fungi.


by Futures Centre Spotted 1994 signals

Have you spotted a signal of change?

Register to receive the latest from the Futures Centre.
Sign up

  • 0
  • Share

Related signals

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Cookies page.

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our 'Cookies page'.