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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!

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