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World Leaders Agree to Phase Out Heat-Trapping Hydrofluorocarbons - Scientific American

A new global agreement clinched this weekend to curtail use of a class of highly warming chemicals used in air conditioning and refrigeration puts a check next to the last major item on President Obama's climate diplomacy bucket list. The amendment to ...and more »

Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal - New York Times

KIGALI, Rwanda — Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. The talks ...and more »

197 countries just agreed to phase out HFCs — a potent greenhouse gas in air conditioners - Vox

Climate change will never get solved in a single flourish. If the world's nations are ever going to stop the planet from warming unbearably, they'll have do so step by step, pushing down emissions across a dizzying variety of sectors and sources. And ...and more »

Countries reach 'ambitious and far-reaching' deal to limit greenhouse gas-causing HFCs - National Post

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a climate change meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. The Associated Press. October 15, 2016 11:44 AM EDT. Filed under. News · World. Comment. Facebook · Twitter · Email. More. Share this story ...and more »

Nations agree to ban refrigerants that worsen climate change - Nature.com

Negotiators from 197 countries have reached a historic agreement to reduce emissions of chemical refrigerants that contribute to global warming. The deal, finalized on 15 October at a United Nations meeting in Kigali, Rwanda, could reduce projected ...and more »

The Montreal Protocol Is the Most Successful Climate Agreement Ever - Motherboard

Remember the hole in the ozone layer? If you were around in the 80s, you definitely do—it was a climate bogeyman of the time, along with acid rain, and rightfully so. It was in that decade that scientists confirmed that chemicals called CFCs (found in ...and more »

How the Chemical Industry Joined the Fight Against Climate Change - New York Times

It might seem surprising to find the world's chemical companies on the front lines of preventing climate change, fighting to disrupt their own industries. But in a sweeping accord reached on Saturday in Kigali, Rwanda, companies including Honeywell and ...and more »

Emerging Climate Accord Could Push A/C Out of Sweltering India's Reach - New York Times

DELHI — A thrill goes down Lane 12, C Block, Kamalpur every time another working-class family brings home its first air-conditioner. Switched on for a few hours, usually to cool a room where the whole family sleeps, it transforms life in this ...and more »

The biggest climate change story in the world this week is quietly playing out in Rwanda - Vox

One of the tricky aspects of writing about climate change is that it often involves tossing around tiny numbers with mind-bogglingly large consequences. If, for instance, global average temperatures rise a mere 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, we ...and more »

Banning the 'super' greenhouse gas - Deutsche Welle

Hydrofluorocarbons, which replaced ozone-depleting CFCs, proved disastrous for climate change. Countries have now agreed to ban HFCs - but that may not bring as big a climate benefit as was hoped. Aerial view of steel company ThyssenKrupp facility in ...and more »