OZONE POLLUTION

The climate penalty of plants

Since 1980, European nations have made a tremendous effort to mitigate ozone pollution by reducing emissions, only to achieve limited success. Research now shows that vegetation stressed by heat and drought conditions has partly thwarted these actions.

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Fig. 1: Ozone dry deposition for normal and water-stressed vegetation.

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Sadiq, M. The climate penalty of plants. Nat. Clim. Chang. 10, 387–388 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-020-0765-5

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