Sunday December 29, 2013, 8:23 am
Noted. Yeuk horrible pollutants. Thank you for the information, "According to the Environmental Protection Agency, CO2emission in the US alone accounts for approximately 84 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, which is then followed by methane (9 percent), nitrous oxide (5 percent), and fluorinated gases (2 percent) including the new nasty
Noted. A new nasty to add to the list. What are we doing to the Planet?! Thank you for the information.
Some days I feel we should just give it up. They have poisoned us, killed the Eco-systems and make no effort to change to less virulent pollutants, or just clean up what has been done. They of course, being the many corporations that have dominated the landscape of those who make destruction their most important product.
Sunday December 29, 2013, 11:08 am
Just something new to consider in the global warming fight. I wonder how many other man-made chemicals like this are being released into the atmosphere with no thought as to its effects on the environment. ~sigh
Sunday December 29, 2013, 3:47 pm
Noted. Thanks for the info, Cal. I'm also wondering what other horrible "finds" will be made that are destroying the ozone & ecosystem; yes, it's very depressing. But, I feel like the worldwide effort to save the planet is in motion and will escalate in the coming months. I look forward to it. We thought we'd scored a real "coup" when the EPA was created....but we need to renew our efforts to strengthen it.
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:55 pm
""PFTBA is just one example of an industrial chemical that is produced, but there are no policies that control its production, use or emission," Hong said. "It is not being regulated by any type of climate policy."
++++++++++++++ Anyone want to guess why that might be so?
Monday December 30, 2013, 9:07 am
This is worrying and of course it is not just this and carbon dioxide that poses a threat, methane does too. What concerns me more is what risks other substances that can cause severe damage to our planet have not yet been fully assessed.
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:30 am
The big take away here is that carbon dioxide is not the only problem. Methane is also a problem and will become more of one as the Arctic warms and permafrost areas melt. There are a number of substances that contribute to climate change and we don't what they all are or how they all interact. We're conducting a science experiment with our species' future.
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:44 pm
Since this is a man-made pollutant, and is so much more damaging than CO2, it seems to me that this is strong evidence that climate change is caused by mankind, no matter what the corporate media says.