Let’s talk about the duo of the hour – F-Gas and Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) that are out to wreak havoc on the environment in their own horrific ways.
F-gas emissions accounted for 3% of UK greenhouse gas emissions in 2018. Emissions in 2018 were 37% below 1997, the year of highest emissions, as reduction technologies at halocarbon production plants have cut F-gas leakage by over 99%.
While the distastefully named F-gas mounts up the temperature globally, the malicious ODS tears a hole in the upper of the ozone layer of the stratosphere. Surprisingly enough, F-Gases actually came up as a substitute to ODS after the Montreal Protocol since they did not pose any direct threat to the ozone, however, its major downside is that they’re powerful greenhouse gases.
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