Opinion

Banning hydrofluorocarbons: too late and too slow

On October 15, in Kigali, Rwanda, almost 200 countries signed an agreement to curb the use of HFCs being used. US Secretary of State John Kerry called it “the single most important step we could take at this moment to limit the warming of our planet.”

All the world’s governments are pledged to stop global warming before it reaches plus 2 degrees C, and we are already well past plus one degree C. Photograph courtesy of Jules Bosco, USAID

By GWYNNE DYER

PUBLISHED : Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 2:39 PM

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