A recent study by the University of California, Davis, showed that fish are the single biggest contributor to the global warming of the oceans.
The findings show that fish account for more than half of all freshwater runoff, and that this pollution is costing billions of dollars a year to manage.
But a new report by the Center for Biological Diversity suggests that there is a much more efficient way to take the fish out of the water and the atmosphere.
In a new study, the group identified and quantified how much of the greenhouse gas methane we release into the atmosphere is made up of nitrogen.
When we burn coal, methane can get into the air and make its way into the oceans and rivers.
But in a methane-free world, we can reduce methane emissions by taking fish out, says Ryan Sussman, a co-author of the study and a researcher with the University’s Center for Biodiversity and Environment.
“Our research suggests that taking fish off our land is the single most efficient way of reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the environment.”
This article was produced by New York magazine.
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