HOME          CATEGORIES          OUR TAKE

The Physics of Natural Disasters by  Babajide Sonibare

A couple of weeks ago, in the middle of October, several nations across the globe reached a consensus to implement a protocol targeted to reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons , better known as HFCs. At first glance, I did not understand how potent this compound was, much less the adverse effect it has on our planet. We all know of how destructive carbon dioxide (CO2) can be to our planet. After reading the article on epa.gov, they said that HFCs are a hundred times more powerful than carbon dioxide emissions. Unbelievable. That could also mean, at least 10 times more destructive and more impactful than CO2. Year after year, our emissions of this compound is about 15% – 20%.  Houston, we have a problem!

Comment on this article

ClimateYou moderates comments to facilitate an informed, substantive, civil conversation. Abusive, profane, self-promotional, misleading, incoherent or off-topic comments will be rejected. Moderators are staffed during regular business hours (New York time) and can only accept comments written in English.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


More Posts Like This


My take on Climate Change By A City Tech Blogger

  In the recent decade, I personally observed that temperatures started to get warmer and the winter season isn’t as cold as it once was. There have usual changes in temperature such as temperatures normally near zero degrees in the wintertime being in the twenties and thirties. In


Sink or Swim: A City Under Water By City Tech Blogger SM Murad

Hurricanes have different variations and they are mostly formed in the North Atlantic Ocean or Northeast pacific. Hurricanes are very similar to Cyclones and Typhoons, they are named differently based on their geographical location. Whatever the case is, the damage is almost always devastating. Hurricanes rip through their

Take action in the fight against climate change