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Posted on 6th June 2021
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This report on the BBC is merely one example of a growing trend in journalism. It is not only an issue with the BBC, but with very many news publishers.
The report is about how the contribution of nitrous oxide to global warming is being overlooked.
Nitrous oxide comprises two atoms of nitrogen bound to one atom of oxygen, and the formula is N2O, not N20 as the BBC report states.
There are many examples of this kind of sloppiness published every day: CO2 instead of CO2, H2O instead of H2O.
Is it really so hard to use subscripts for the numbers in chemical formulae? Anyone who studied some chemistry at school knows how chemical formulae should be written.