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Tuesday, March 6, 2007

CFC reductions slow global warming

From Martin Mittelstaedt in today's Globe and Mail

The Montreal Protocol was negotiated in 1987 to save the ozone layer, but the treaty has yielded a second environmental benefit: It has dramatically slowed down the rate of global warming.

Just how much it has helped has been calculated by a team of scientists in the Netherlands and the United States. For the world's climate, they found, the benefits of phasing out the use of ozone-depleting chemicals have already been larger than the projected greenhouse-gas reductions called for under the more conspicuous Kyoto Protocol.
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