John Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS

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Guest essay by Eric Worrall

US Secretary of State John Kerry has set his sights on the nation’s air conditioners, claiming that the climate impact of air conditioners are as big a threat to life as the Islamic State terrorist group.

Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

“As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.”

Kerry said that most of the substances banned in the Montreal Protocol have increased the use of HFCs and claimed that the coolant was thousands of times more potent than CO2. He added that the increase of HFCs has led to the trend of global climate change.

“The use of hydrofluorocarbons is unfortunately…

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