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A Climate Victory in the Making - By Jennifer M. Harris July 27, 2016

The Negotiations Over the Montreal Protocol

Last week, far from the fog machines and live streams of the U.S. election, world leaders gathered in Vienna to finalize what could well be the biggest climate victory of 2016. 254 more words

Point Of Interest

John Kerry's Face Plant Off The Deep End

I certainly don’t mind it if people have a different opinion from me. After all, that’s what makes for interesting conversation. But at least they should try to ground their conversations in reality. 536 more words

Three reasons to feel happy about the planet today

I know. Things really do look bad out there, from many different perspectives. Climate change, conflict, terror, toxic politics – these, it seems, have become our daily bread. 302 more words

Climate Change

Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

Whatever you say, Lurch.

From Fox News: Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. 508 more words

Liberals/Democrats/Left

Good News: The Ozone Layer Is Finally Healing

Nearly 30 years after the landmark Montreal Protocol went into effect to protect our planet’s stratospheric ozone layer, there is finally evidence that the protective blanket that shields us from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation is healing. 905 more words

Science

Montreal Protocol Commits to HFC Management Amendment

By Rajan Rajendran

For more than a year, we’ve discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) actions to prohibit the use of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants in certain commercial refrigeration and air conditioning applications, as well as expand the list of low-global warming potential (GWP) alternatives. 465 more words

Refrigerants

Ozone Depletion

The concentration of ozone within the stratosphere has begun to deplete. This has been brought about as a consequence of chlorofluorocarbon use in refrigerators and air conditioners, increasing the amount of catalytically active chloride available. 605 more words