The Dictionary of the Climate Debate (DCD)


perfluorocarbons
Definition: (Aka. PFCs) Synthetic industrial-gas by-products of aluminum smelting and uranium enrichment.

Notes:
1. They have atmospheric lifetimes of thousands to tens of thousands of years. In Addtion, their 100-year GWPs can be thousands of times that of CO2, depending on the gas.

2. They are one of the six greenhouse gases targeted by the Kyoto Protocol.


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