[Question] Why is the nitrogen cycle so under-emphasized compared to climate change

While list­ing var­i­ous en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues of how plane­tary bound­aries are ex­ceeded the Stock­holm Re­silience Cen­tre lists cli­mate change in the “in­creas­ing risk cat­e­gory” while list­ing “Nitro­gen and phos­pho­rus flows to the bio­sphere and oceans” in the high risk cat­e­gory which sug­gests that they con­sider it a more grave en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sue.

Do I mis­read them? Other­wise, are there views in­line with other sci­en­tists in their field?

If that’s a con­sen­sus view, view do we have so much more de­bate about cli­mate change but none about ni­tro­gen and phos­pho­rus flows?

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