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New Greenhouse Gas Discovered That Is 7,100 Times Worse Than CO2


Environment  (tags: ecosystems, environment, climate-change, globalwarming, humans, greenhousegases, pollution, protection )

Cal
- 206 days ago - alternet.org
This synthetic chemical could be another threat for the climate.



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Victoria Oakey (102)
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.




 

Diana T. (1)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 8:48 am
Maybe some of these exotic "new" gasses are some of the explanation for the messed up ozone...
 

Kit B. (277)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 9:30 am

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.
 

Susan Allen (221)
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
 

Carol D. (104)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:20 pm
As people say man is just a virus on this planet now causing now but strife

noted thanks
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 12:27 pm
Already heard about this one.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
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.
 

A F. (130)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 4:18 pm
Noted, sadly. Thanks
 

Tanya Selth (0)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 5:36 pm
**sighs** we are destroying our planet.
 

Janis K. (90)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:47 pm
Scary, sad, thanks for sharing.
 

Nimue P. (220)
Sunday December 29, 2013, 6:55 pm
noted
 

pam w. (191)
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?
 

Alan Lambert (85)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:20 am
This sucks
 

Alfred Donovan (44)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:30 am
More evidence of mans greed and hellbent attempt at destroying the planet and himself with it.
 

John S. (297)
Monday December 30, 2013, 2:12 am
Noted.
 

Sonali G. (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 2:43 am
thanks for info
 

John Gregoire (257)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:01 am
and sadly we have an "enlightened" administration that supports the destruction of our environment.
 

(3)
Monday December 30, 2013, 7:16 am
Notée. Merci.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Monday December 30, 2013, 7:42 am
It's a very small amount so let's not go off the deep end just yet shall we?

the gas is 0.18 parts per trillion in the atmosphere. When compared to carbon dioxide levels – now at 400 parts per million – that is a tiny contribution to global temperature rise.
 

pam w. (191)
Monday December 30, 2013, 8:31 am
Perhaps so, Michael....but don't you think it might be wise to set up some standards NOW, instead of waiting for polluters to jeopardize us?
 

Howard Crosse (15)
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.
 

Ed V. (164)
Monday December 30, 2013, 9:34 am
S&N, Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 11:08 am
Good post, thank you.
 

Julie C. (15)
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.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:02 pm
Sadly noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

Cynthia no frwd B. (260)
Monday December 30, 2013, 1:36 pm
and ON it goes Some days you wonder about getting out of bed to face more disasters
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Monday December 30, 2013, 3:45 pm
Th8ank you for the article.
 

Jane H. (128)
Monday December 30, 2013, 4:02 pm
Oh! NO!
 

Dave C. (213)
Monday December 30, 2013, 6:19 pm
not giving up yet, however, still planting trees, offsetting, reducing, reusing, recycling, educating, eating less meat, etc....
 

Past Member (0)
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.
 

Helga Ganguly (74)
Monday December 30, 2013, 9:09 pm
Can I just add how much I hate people?
 

Helga Ganguly (74)
Monday December 30, 2013, 9:10 pm
Can can I add the other people I hate are Big Corporations?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 6:29 am
noted, thanks
 

Arlene C. (122)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 7:53 am
LU
 

Patsy Olive (0)
Tuesday December 31, 2013, 10:29 am
Noted & tweeted.
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Sunday January 5, 2014, 10:19 am
Something else to keep our eye on to protect our environment.
 
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