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Montreal Protocol continues work limiting chemicals destroying ozone layer at MOP34

Remember the threat of the growing hole in the ozone layer?  Well scientists and Governments came together in 1987 and implemented the Montreal Protocol Treaty to regulate substances such as chlorofluorocarbons that were increasing the ozone hole.  The ozone holes…

Senate Ratifies Kigali Amendment, the Global Pact to Curb Hydrofluorocarbons

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Wednesday to approve an international climate treaty for the first time in 30 years, agreeing in a rare bipartisan deal to phase out of the use of planet-warming industrial chemicals commonly found in refrigerators…

Duke Energy Is Leaking a Potent Climate-Warming Gas at More Than Five Times the Rate of Other Utilities – InsideClimate News

This article was published in partnership with NBC News.  DAVIDSON, N.C.—Four thin, metal cylinders containing the world’s most potent greenhouse gas stand lashed to the base of a Duke Energy substation on a quiet country road. The tanks are made…

Air conditioner tech is outdated. These are AC options for a hotter future. – The Washington Post

Listen 7 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article This week, Californians got a reminder of one of the most vexing paradoxes of global warming. With temperatures well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in some regions on Tuesday night, hundreds…

Guest post: The 50th anniversary of a remarkable global-warming prediction – Carbon Brief

Today marks the 50th anniversary of a remarkable research paper on global warming. Written by meteorologist John Sawyer, the paper – entitled “Man-made carbon dioxide and the greenhouse effect” – was published by the journal Nature in 1972. The paper…

The Hank Hill Solution to Climate Change – The American Prospect

The climate has a refrigerant problem. These chemicals, used across industries and homes, are often super-powerful greenhouse gases—thousands or even tens of thousands of times stronger than carbon dioxide—that contribute significantly to climate change. And with temperatures rising across the…

Remembering James Lovelock, Whose ‘Gaia Theory’ Shaped Our Understanding of Global Warming – Smithsonian Magazine

James Lovelock sits with one of his early inventions, a Gas Chromatography device that measures molecules in the atmosphere. Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images Our knowledge of toxic pollutants, the ozone layer’s depletion and man-made climate change can all…

365 Days of Climate Awareness 319 – Global Warming Potential – Daily Kos

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration. Global warming potential is treated as a scalar: that is to say, a number without units, because all greenhouse gases are compared to carbon dioxide. CO2, by definition, has a GWP of 1. Since the gases…

Rethinking air conditioning amid climate change – Ars Technica

Jupiter Images | Getty reader comments 0 with 0 posters participating Share this story It was a monumental day for the environmental movement more than 30 years ago when all 198 countries in the world agreed on something for the…

Greenhouse gas pollution trapped 49% more heat in 2021 than in 1990, NOAA finds – Welcome to NOAA Research – noaa.gov

Greenhouse gas pollution caused by  human activities trapped 49% more heat in the atmosphere in 2021 than they did in 1990, according to NOAA scientists. NOAA’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Index, known as the AGGI, tracks increases in the warming influence…

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