Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Environmentalists to everyone in the world: Hey, did we mention that it's time to phase out all of your refrigerator and air conditioner chemicals again? Sorry for any inconvenience

Wooing India for ‘better climate’ - Hindustan Times
After having China on board, US vice-president Joe Biden will like India to agree for a new arrangement to phase-out highly potent climate change causing gas hydroflorocarbons of HFCs.

HFCs are used in refrigerators and air conditioners and came into commercial use to replace ozone depleting chemicals under the 1987 Montreal Protocol.

Under the protocol, the developing countries got money from the developed world to phase out ozone depleting substances and by 2010 most countries had phased these substances.

By then, new scientific research had shown that HFCs are highly potent climate change causing gas.

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