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Nearly 200 nations have reached a deal, announced Saturday morning after all-night negotiations, to limit the use of greenhouse gases far more powerful than carbon dioxide in a major effort to fight climate change.

The talks on hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, were called the first test of global will since the historic Paris Agreement to cut carbon emissions was reached last year. HFCs are described as the world’s fastest-growing climate pollutant and are used in air conditioners and refrigerators.

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Note by The Secular Jurist:  HFCs began to replace CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons) decades ago after it was discovered that that chemical coolant was destroying the Earth’s protective ozone layer.

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3 thoughts on “After all-night negotiations, global deal reached to limit powerful greenhouse gases

  1. I have to admit this is one of those times where the first fix made things worse by some measures. I was glad to see that the countries came together to fix the fix. However I dislike the time spread everyone got till they have to do the fix. Seems even though you know it is horribly bad for the world getting a bit of economic grow means more. Burn the house down to stay a bit warmer is the thought that comes to mind. Hopefully we can get better fixes down the road. Hugs

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