Essay on The Effects Of Chlorofluorocarbons On The World

1464 Words Jun 3rd, 2016 null Page
Have you ever felt that the weather is getting warmer over the years? Have you ever been in a situation where you are enjoying a very sunny day and all of a sudden you are forced to look for shelter because of the sudden drizzle or downpour? Have you ever thought what caused all of these changes to our climate? Remember a time when you actually stopped to question the origins of these sprouting anomalies around you. Can you think of such a moment? All of these situations are becoming more common as each year passes by and we can only trace the cause back to humans’ incessant use of the flawed hydrofluorocarbons. These are compounds that save the ozone layer, yet greatly contribute to the anomalistic increase of our global climate.
The anomalies in the Earth’s atmosphere were first acknowledged around the end of the 20th century, when scientists discovered the harmful effects of chlorofluorocarbons that were used in commercialized products and factories. Many countries took measures to prevent further damage to our atmosphere and their efforts resulted in the creation of the Montreal Protocol. It was an international treaty signed in 1987 to prevent the growing hole in the ozone layer caused by ozone-depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halons and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs). The treaty enforced the elimination of these ozone-depleting substances by the year 2020 and replace them with non-ozone depleting compounds such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).…

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