Someone producing CFCs on the sly?

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Someone producing CFCs on the sly?

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu May 17, 2018 4:26 am

Apparently this is the evidence:

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Concentration of CFC-11 in the Northern (red) and Southern (blue) Hemispheres compared to projected decline (gray lines).
At first I thought that doesn't look so bad, until I realized that the y-axis doesn't go to zero. It's a visually misleading graph.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05 ... cal-again/
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Re: Someone producing CFCs on the sly?

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu May 17, 2018 8:35 am

Maybe the "projected" decline wasn't ever realistic?
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Re: Someone producing CFCs on the sly?

Post by Rob Lister » Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 am

Anaxagoras wrote:Apparently this is the evidence:

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Concentration of CFC-11 in the Northern (red) and Southern (blue) Hemispheres compared to projected decline (gray lines).
At first I thought that doesn't look so bad, until I realized that the y-axis doesn't go to zero. It's a visually misleading graph.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/05 ... cal-again/
I would be dumbfounded to discover there isn't a huge black market for CFC. Take R12 for example, the stuff most refrigerators used to use. In 1975 is was about a dollar a pound.
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http://www.cappyheating.com/2017/07/21/ ... -increase/