Friday, January 16, 2009

The Other!!!

Taylor, Shayla, Eden, Chelsey

What do you you think of when we say greenhouse house gasses? Most people say carbon dioxide which is correct, but a growing percent of emissions are from nitrogen triflouride. These emissions are man made and some main causes of this gas come from microchips and flatscreen Tv's. The amount of gasses in our atmosphere is going up do to the suddden rise of flatscreen Tv purchases; growing by eleven percent each year. This gas stays in the atmosphere at average five-hundred-fifty years! It also is 17,000 times better at trapping heat then Carbon Dioxide! Right now it is only 0.04 % of the emissions of C02 but if more companies start using nitrogen triflouride in the production of equipment, a bigger problem could arise.

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