Flow and extinguish – Climate gas hunting

After finding a rusty gas tank near his home in the Midwestern United States, Rick Carras looked online, no matter what the cost. It has become an incredible commodity in the fight against climate change.

His approximately basketball-sized container is filled with CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons), a highly greenhouse gas that has been banned from operating legally for decades.

Lacking government authority to destroy existing stocks, some chemists sold off their carbon credits to hunt for money.

Karas was contacted online by a commercial water company, which led one of his employees to pick up the tin at his home in Petito, Illinois, about an hour away.

Minutes later he had a $ 100 bill and once – in a car air conditioner or refrigerators once and from time to time – he was on his way to the incinerator.

Although the beeswax is not fully known for its climate, “I feel good. It helps a little money and the environment, ”he told AFP.

That’s how a Chicago-based company chooses.

They do not mention their mission in online advertisements that could be sellers, and even “cold” seekers of business in the United States do business to avoid what is being politically charged.

Chad Dorger, who raised the Karas tank, said that 80 percent of consumers do not care what happens to the gas, but for the rest it can be difficult.

They refuse to sell and say, ‘No, I want this to be used. “Or I don’t believe in climate change.”

Still, this summer is one of the most successful success stories in human endeavors to deal with man-made emissions driven by storms, droughts, and deadly wildfires.

– The right to pollution? –

In 1987, the United Nations adopted the Montreal Protocol (CCC), which prohibits the use of the ozone layer, which protects the earth from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation. Earth on Earth ”

It is difficult to argue with logic. ………………………… On the other hand, they are greenhouse gases that emit more heat than carbon dioxide.

By the time the protocol went into effect, global CFC rates had steadily declined until about 2012, but scientists were alarmed that the slowdown in 2018 had halved over the past five years.

Information for factories in eastern China. After the cCC production in that region, the ozone layer healing process seems to have resumed.

There are not many voices to eliminate CFCs, but carbon offsets are more complicated.

According to the plan, a polluted company or individual buys a loan equivalent to metric tons of carbon dioxide, either directly or indirectly, to a reduction plan, such as planting trees or investing in renewable energy sources.

But some critics accuse the big business of paying too much for repairs, instead of really trying to change the environmental impact of their work, but some of the overcrowded compensation projects have failed.

“Some strong environmentalists give that person the right to pollute and we should not pollute,” said Michael Moore, a professor of economics at George Washington University.

But business leaders are very clear about what they are doing and why.

“If companies like us don’t turn off this refrigeration equipment, it will go into the atmosphere,” Gabe Plotikin, chief operating officer, told FBC.

There is no government authority to do this. There is no financial incentive to do so. And in some cases there is no desire to do so.

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