It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.



page: 1

log in


posted on Apr, 23 2015 @ 08:17 AM
So not heard much about these but stumbled across the following graphs link to metoffice

HFC-134 has the most startling growth rate over the last 20 yrs (hfc-134a for example has gone from 0ppt to 80+ppt even hfc -228 although only going from 0.45 to 1.15ppt is still an almost 300% increase)

From Science daily back in 2009link

"HFCs are good for protecting the ozone layer, but they are not climate friendly," said David W. Fahey, a scientist at NOAA and second author of the new study. "Our research shows that their effect on climate could become significantly larger than we expected, if we continue along a business-as-usual path."
HFCs currently have a climate change contribution that is small (less than 1 percent) in comparison to the contribution of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The authors have shown that by 2050 the HFCs contribution could rise to 7 to 12 percent of what CO2 contributes. And if international efforts succeed in stabilizing CO2 emissions, the relative climate contribution from HFCs would increase further.

Judging by the figures of HFC in the atmosphere they went for bau then.


log in