AC, Refrigerator More Of Threat Than ISIS: John Kerry

April 14, 2023 8:27 pm48 commentsViews: 290

ISIS poses a threat of highest level to everyone, but Secretary of State John Kerry said the air conditioners and refrigerators are even a bigger threat to life.

AC, Refrigerator More Of Threat Than ISIS- John Kerry

Addressing in Vienna on Friday to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol he added the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in growing unfortunately in items like air conditioners and refrigerators that emits an entire gigaton of carbon dioxide-equivalent pollution.

Members of the Montreal Protocol are staging the next level of international discussions and to lay foundation for a 2016 amendment to the protocol.

The 1987 Montreal Protocol mandated phasing out ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and other such chemicals. 197 countries signed it and resulted with shrinking of ozone hole by over 4 million square kilometers and it was expected full recovery could happen by mid-century.

Countries moved on to alternative HFCs then and now it is found the chemical too damages the climate system.

Kerry said, “What you are doing here right now is of equal importance, because it has the ability literally to save life on this planet.”


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