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Banning HFCs Mooted as Fast Route to Climate Protection

11:30 AM MST | November 30, 2009 | Alex Scott

Stopping the production and resulting emissions to the atmosphere of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, along with a handful of other measures unrelated to carbon dioxide emissions, is the only abrupt way of avoiding potentially irreversible climate change, say a group of researchers in a paper published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). The report’s lead author is Mario J. Molina, professor of chemistry at the University of California (San Diego) who won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his role in elucidating...

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