Turning Up the Heat

A report on the linkages between ozone layer depletion and climate change, and the urgent need to address HCFCs and HFCs.

These two issues have generally been treated as separate problems with separate solutions, resulting in outdated and uncoordinated policy responses.

HCFCs were introduced under the Montreal Protocol as ozone layer-safe replacements for chlorofluorocarbons. The problem is that some of these replacement chemicals contribute significantly to global warming.