Skip to comments.Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal
Posted on 10/14/2016 10:26:17 PM PDT by justlittleoleme
Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.
While the Paris agreement included pledges by nearly every country to cut emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the fossil fuels that power vehicles, electric plants and factories, the new Kigali deal has a single target: chemical coolants called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, used in air-conditioners and refrigerators.
And while the Paris pledges are broad, they are also voluntary, often vague and dependent on the political will of future world leaders. In contrast, the Kigali deal includes specific targets and timetables to replace HFCs with more planet-friendly alternatives, trade sanctions to punish scofflaws, and an agreement by rich countries to help finance the transition of poor countries to the costlier replacement products.
The deal came about in part because President Obama, as he sought to build a legacy of tackling climate change, elevated the obscure effort to amend the Montreal Protocol to a top White House priority. The final agreement is also consistent with Mr. Obama’s efforts to push his climate change agenda while using creative ways to bypass a hostile Congress.
The final deal will divide the world economy into three tracks. The richest countries, including the United States and those in the European Union, will freeze the production and consumption of HFCs by 2018
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Those refrigerants were banned because they attacked the ozone layer, not because they had anything to do with global warming.
Unless the increased UV rays have something to do with Arctic ice melting, or something. UV is stronger than regular light...
Refrigerator manufacturers rejoice!
Now people are going to have to replace their perfectly good refrigerators with new ones.
You know what. I’ve ####ing had it.
It’s time to get the bat out of the closet and start kicking ass and taking names if this sh.t of reporting garbage and bashing trump gives hillary the election.
I’be been told to choose my words carefully.
Here they are: #### you obama and clintons and jarrett and holder and kerry and times and huff and vox and salon and esquire and la times and ryan and mccain and whoever.
I tell Trump EVERY DAY in twitter to NOT CONCEDE. Fight every fraudulent vote and drag it on forever at whatever cost.
People here talking about not watching msm if she wins!! or teaching the republicans a lesson next time they vote!!
are you insane!?? If we dont to war with Russia by
the time hillary is elected, we damn sure will after she is, as well as have completely open borders and executive action on guns.
DONT CONCEDE NO MATTER WHAT!!!
I dont give a #### what government agency is monitoring these words.
They can #### my ####.
Got let go from an investment bank in my early 20s. I was crazy, dont blame them. Chilled out late 20s.
They sent FOUR guards to escort me off the premise.
I told them, “If i wanted to dance, you’d be about four guards short of what you’d need”
I’m NOT afraid, I DONT CARE about the personal consequences, HILLARY CANNOT STEP FOOT IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!
The first change should be to eliminate air conditioning in all government buildings.
They will be exempt just like with Obamacare.
with all those stairs how could she???
or maybe not - enough time has elapsed to show that it was more bogus baloney like AGW that ignores the sun’s impact on it all. So, what is the truth?
This from 20 years ago:
The hole closed up over Antarctica:
When did the US Senate ratify this treaty? How is it legally binding on America without Senate approval? Or does Obama simply rule by decree??
Actually CFCs, chlorofluorocarbons are a different generation refrigerants that were banned to keep the “hole” in the ozone layer from increasing. They were replaced by HFCs, hydrofluorocarbons which the enviro-wackos are now claiming are “potent” greenhouse gasses. The “science” supporting their claims in both cases is dubious at best. It is now thought the “hole” in the ozone layer over the Antarctic is a phenomena that has occurred in the past and will continue to fluctuate in size in the future with or without chlorofluorocarbons. It is also a phenomena that is now thought to have little if any effect on people, animals, and plant life.
ESPECIALLY the Senate and House.
Maybe the leos in fedgubb who Re dirty cops will take matters into their own hands. They are the only ones in position to apprehend the bad actors in The white house.
Not legally binding on U.S. without Congressional approval.
Unfortunately, the congress we’ve got seems to like being tied up and whipped.
Every govt building. Every single one.
They get a small desk fan. That’s it.
Dow’s patent on HFCs must be ready to expire. I’m sure they have a replacement waiting in the wings just like they did before.
That’s a bingo.
They want to get rid of the replacements for the CFCs, which were a non-problem in the first place as proven by the alleged problem vanishing much faster than their models predicted. Reagan got conned with the Montreal Treaty. That made everyone buy new ACs. Now they want you to buy a new AC again and have you run PROPANE as its coolant. So your house will burn down when there’s a leak and a spark. CFCs and HFCs were inert, no fire hazard. They want big places to go back a century and use AMMONIA as their AC coolant so we can have more bad chemical burns from that.
It’s too bad Kerry can’t spend the same effort to get 170 countries to agree to eradicate ISIS.
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