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.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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