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Global warming contributors

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The Kyoto Protocol identifies 6 primary sources of greenhouse gases with severe impact on global warming that must be reduced:

SPECIES   CHEMICAL FORMULA       GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL
CO2 CO2 1
Methane CH4 21
Notrous oxide N2O 310
Perfluorohexane C6F14 7,400
Perfluoropentane C5F12 7,500
Perfluoroethane C2F6 9,200
Sulphur hexafluoride SF6 23,900

 

Source:

Climate Change 1995: The Science of Climate Change, p. 22, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 1996.

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