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EPA error risked halving India's rice harvest

Gopal, ESR (2000) EPA error risked halving India's rice harvest. In: Nature, 403 (6766). p. 130.

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Abstract

Methane has attracted particular attention as a greenhouse gas, as once it is formed, mitigation strategies are not easy to devise. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated in 1990 that global methane emission is about 550 Tg (550 million tonnes) per annum, with about 110 Tg of this released from paddy cultivation. This estimate turned out to be wrong, but it could have had devastating consequences for the economy of India.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of the article belongs to Macmillan Magazines.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2009 11:36
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:57
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/17625

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