Expectations High For Climate-Changing Coolant Talks

A bigger club could soon be swung in an environmental game of wackamole — a game that was set off nearly 30 years ago when nations agreed to measures to save the ozone layer.

Given fresh support from India and China, several days of United Nations negotiations beginning Wednesday in Thailand could finally deliver progress on long-stymied efforts to phase down the use of a group of global warming refrigerants known as HFCs, used in fridges, air conditioners and other products.



By Peter Morgan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)