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Chill — Out


“Snow Flake” by Wilson Bentley, photographer. Image: wikimedia commons.

Kigali: The world has agreed to protect the environment by phasing out harmful coolants in refrigerators and air conditioners. Almost 200 countries, equivalent to the number of nations that signed the COP 21 Paris Agreement not far from Eiffel Tower, agreed to the amendment to the Montreal Protocol. One of the most dangerous causes of greenhouse gases, HFCs produce 100 to 1000 times more than carbon dioxide. Rwanda’s minister of natural resources, Dr. Vincent Biruta, gaveled the historic moment.

For more:

Harder, Amy and Russel Gold. “Companies Readying for New Limits to Emissions for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators.” The Wall Street Journal. 15 October 2016.

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