IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Major new international agreement to phase out refrigerants (HFCs); First-ever international agreement
Major companies and subnational governments show their support for an aggressive Montreal Protocol agreement. More than 500
Since its adoption in 1987, the Montreal Protocol has been widely acclaimed as the world's most successful environmental treaty, putting the ozone layer on the path to recovery.
Proposals vary widely for the timing of the HFC phase down schedule. Countries are already converging on a phasedown schedule
October will be the time to make a decision that reverberates for generations to come.
"We can now be confident that the things we’ve done have put the planet on a path to heal," one scientist says.
The loss of the reflective Arctic sea ice is a case in point. As white Arctic ice is replaced by darker water, less solar
India and the United States strengthened their commitments to strong climate action today - particularly on the supercharged climate pollutants known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
In their May 27th declaration, the leaders of the G7 commit for the first time to cutting near-term warming by phasing down short-lived super pollutants black carbon, methane, and HFCs.
There'll be a couple of bears in the room when the leaders of the five Nordic nations meet President Obama at the White House tomorrow. One is Russian aggression, and how to curb it. The other menace is less publicized, but even more formidable -- climate change.