"Island Nations Plead for Help from Obama on HFCs"

Four island nations facing inundation from sea-level rise wrote President Obama, asking him to support their efforts to control HFCs. The hydrofluorocarbons used in refrigeration to replace ozone-depleting CFCs and HCFs are more ozone-friendly, but will add greatly to global warming. The island nations want Obama to push for control of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.

David Sassoon reports for SolveClimate June 23, 2009.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009