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After several days of record-breaking heat across the globe, with temperatures surpassing the highest ever recorded, we're once again faced with the harsh reality of the crisis we are in. 
Many of us will respond by retreating to our air-conditioned homes and driving around in our air-conditioned cars. 
The irony cuts deep. 
Did you know that the refrigerant gases that allow so many of us to stay cool are responsible for nearly 10% of historic global emissions? They leak out of our air conditioners as we run them. They are improperly handled when we replace our old units. And nobody, anywhere, takes responsibility for the safe destruction of these refrigerants when we are done using them. 
When our immediate response to rising temperatures causes the temperatures to rise even faster, today's record temperatures are going to be shattered in no time. 
Help our team at Tradewater raise awareness about responsible refrigerant management practices. You can learn more about refrigerant management and why Project Drawdown lists it as a leading #climatesolution at the links below.





  • Damodar Prabhu Panemangalore

    46 w

    Thanks Gabriel for the important links as to how we can act.

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    • winnie nguru

      48 w

      I am perplexed! I guess we need to rethink everything

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      • Jane Wangui

        46 w

        @winnie_nguru back to the drawing board

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      • Simon Bergbom

        48 w

        That statistics is mind-blowing... I'm shocked. Thanks for sharing!

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        • Tradewater

          48 w

          @simon_bergbom you're welcome! We have this significant solution right in front of us—and we haven't done anything about it as a global society. That's why we are so focused on this issue.

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          • Jane Wangui

            46 w

            @simon_bergbom great piece of information

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          • Sarah Chabane

            48 w

            I feel that this issue is under-discussed! There should be a warning message on all AC system

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            • Markus Lutteman

              48 w

              Thanks for sharing.

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              • Annett Michuki..

                48 w

                this is worrying

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                • Tradewater

                  48 w

                  @annett_michuki We (and the IPCC and others) certainly think so.

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                • Ford Brodeur

                  48 w

                  I've never thought of that irony before, that refrigerants (that are keeping us cool) are also making things hotter!

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