Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) will be replaced with climate-friendly options. The legally binding agreement will enable air conditioner and refrigerator companies that have been developing eco-sensitive alternatives to gain market advantages.
As the article describes, the HFCs are very intense greenhouse gases. We must do all we can to stop overheating our planet. With glaciers and polar ice melting and adding moisture to our weather systems, rainfalls are more extreme and sea levels are rising. Even our oceans are acidifying and our terrestrial and sea-based ecosystems are struggling to compete with the excessive, quick climate changes.
Crafting an eco-balanced economy demands leadership willing to set limits. Vote for the climate on Nov. 8.
BOB JAMES, ATLANTA