NOAA finds rising emissions of ozone-destroying chemical banned by Montreal Protocol
Friday, 18 May 2018 Boulder CO (SPX) May 17, 2018
Emissions of one of the chemicals most responsible for the Antarctic ozone hole are on the rise, despite an international treaty that required an end to its production in 2010, a new NOAA study shows. Trichlorofluoromethane, or CFC-11, is the second-most abundant ozone-depleting gas in the atmosphere and a member of the family of chemicals most responsible for the giant hole in the ozone l
CFC-11 is an ozone-depleting chemical that's been under an international ban since 2010. But there's been a surprising increase of the chemical in the ozone by 25 percent since 2012. Almost no CFC-11..