Eliminating HFCs faster will cut climate harm

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Eliminating chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) from our refrigerators and air-conditioning units, thereby helping the ozone hole to heal, has been a global success story. But the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used to replace CFCs and HCFCs are potent greenhouse gases. Now a study shows that early action to reduce HFCs could bring huge benefits, with more than 90% of the atmospheric impacts of HFCs avoided if they are phased out by 2030.

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