Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) are 100 to 24,000 times more harmful to the climate than CO2. The contribution of fluorinated greenhouse gases to global warming is projected to triple from nearly 2% to around 6% of total greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. This is revealed by global projections prepared for the Federal Environment Agency in a scenario where no new measures are taken. The need for action is evident. F-gases are mostly used in similar ways to the CFCs and halons used in the past, which are responsible for the destruction of the ozone layer in the stratosphere.
Climate Change | 08/2011
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Katja Becken, Dr. Daniel de Graaf, Dr. Cornelia Elsner, Gabriele Hoffmann, Dr. Franziska Krüger, Kerstin Martens, Dr. Wolfgang Plehn, Dr. Rolf Sartorius
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