At the G20 summit in St. Petersburg, there was some very cool stuff happening. Not necessarily the stuff that grabbed the headlines. It was on climate change as 35 countries and the European Union have decided to take action to curb hydrofluorocarbons, a set of powerful heat-trapping gases used in refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps, and insulation. Earlier this year a deal was worked out between China and the US where President Obama and President Xi agreed to limit these greenhouse gases.
HFCs are important to climate change – here’s how:
Article appearing courtesy Celsias.