Global Warming Potential Index

George Orwell wrote that some animals are more equal than others; when it comes to greenhouse gases some greenhouse gases are more equal than others. When we think of climate change and greenhouse gas, we always think about carbon dioxide, and most of the articles you read stress the importance of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, because humans emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere more than any other greenhouse gas. But carbon dioxide, although the most prevalent greenhouse gas, is not the most potent greenhouse gas. Continue reading