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The man who helped alert the world to a looming disaster

This week saw the death of one of the great scientific pioneers of modern environmentalism – F Sherwood Rowland, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who, along with his student Mario Molina, identified the link between CFCs and ozone destruction

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Durban blog: Hope, alarm and the value of sandbags

Our Global Environment Campaigner, Natasha Hurley, attends the 17th International Conference on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban, South Africa and reflects on what happened and the need for countries to overcome political divisiveness to meet the challenges of climate change including the worldwide phase-out of HFCs

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Durban blog: Air-con helps focus on issue of F-gases

Our Global Environment Campaigner, Natasha Hurley, writes from the CoP17 meeting in Durban, South Africa where she reflects on the need to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases used in air conditioning and refrigeration, despite these efforts being blocked by India, China and the chemical industry

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Durban blog: Higher stakes in play at climate conference

Our Global Environment Campaigner, Natasha Hurley, attends the 17th International Conference on Climate Change (COP17) in Durban, South Africa and notes that with the need for countries to get into specifics on climate change mitigation, upcoming political negotiations in the high level segment will be difficult