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Is the US China HFC deal a big deal for the climate?

On 13 June 2013, the BBC reported a new US China deal to phase out HFCs, and claimed that it “could, by itself, curb global temperatures by 0.5 degrees Celsius”.

Dr Chris Hope’s latest blog post, “Is the US China HFC deal a big deal for the climate?”, suggests that the BBC report has overestimated the deal’s significance by a factor of 10.

Read the full blog post