Scientists call manmade chemicals like refrigerant gases a cause of climate change

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A major cause of climate change is the harm that is done to the Earth by man-made chemicals. Whilst chemicals, such as those used to produce day by day items, operate equipment and generally make life easier, are necessary, they present a threat to the environment. Governments around the world have set new regulations to limit the use of substances that contribute to global warming and deplete the ozone layer.

Refrigerant gas is a major cause of climate change. As this gas is used to run air-conditioning systems, run commercial refrigeration units and HVAC systems, it represents a very common emission. The gas is composed of hydrochlorofluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons, which contribute to global warming. The United States and many foreign countries insist that its usage is phased out, with a target date for completion of 2015.

Fossil fuels lead to an increase in greenhouse gases and are a significant cause of climate change. Oil, natural gas and coal are used to operate machinery, generate electricity and run vehicles and all emit high levels of carbon dioxide. These fossil fuels also emit other substances, including methane, nitrous oxide, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide, all of which impact air quality and contribute to warming.

Methane is a significant cause of climate change and is a natural substance discharge by animals, including cows, pigs, sheep and horses. Methane gas can be found around landfills, in fertilizers and near coal mines and oil drilling sites. In a gas leak, a high volume of this dangerous chemical is discharged.

Our everyday items contain substances that have found to be a major cause of climate change. These harmful gases contribute to ozone depletion and are found in commercial refrigerators, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems, freezers, air conditioners and numerous other systems. Some of the gases used in the operation of this equipment includes fluorine, chlorine, bromine, hydroxl, atomic chlorine, nitric oxide, chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

A number of processes and daily household items are being studied to identify measures that would limit their impact on global warming. Aerosols are under study as well as animal agriculture, deforestation, cement manufacturing and land usage -- all considered to be a primary cause of climate change.

Common pollutants in our society include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and black carbon and these pollutants are a cause of climate change. As they grow, the Earth's protective layer becomes damaged and this results in global warming. Scientists paint a doomsday scenario, where global warming will destroy the planet if no action is taken.

Greenhouse gases in the air contribute to atmospheric heat, and this amount of heat stored in the atmosphere is a principal cause of climate change. Significant heat changes in the Earth's climate can affect all forms of life, including animal, plant, human and marine -- all will be severely impacted.

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