...a key excerpt is this quote from Dr. Gideon Polya: "pollutants from gas leakage and gas burning pose a chemical risk to residents, agriculture and the environment."
It is reasonable to ask, what exactly the hell does that mean? (Here is the answer - notice any of this occurring around you? This encapsulates the essence of the Wit's End blog, as expounded in the Basic Premise at the top of the page, with the rather profound question - Do you think you can survive without trees and plants?):
Nitrogen oxides can seriously injure vegetation, bleaching or killing plant tissue, causing leaf fall and reducing growth rate. Ozone pollution damages photosynthesis by plants. NOx air pollution contributes to acidifying nitrate deposition (with fish kills and reduction in plant growth), causes excess soil nitrification in ecosystems (with damage to vegetation, loss of biodiversity, increased GHG pollution) and is regarded not just as a threat to agriculture and forestry but also to as a major threat to national parks and wilderness areas.