The Naked Scientists

The Naked Scientists Forum

Author Topic: What made the Montreal Protocol so successful?  (Read 3470 times)

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 511
  • Thanked: 12 times
    • View Profile
What made the Montreal Protocol so successful?
« on: 13/12/2011 18:04:50 »
Richard Hollingham investigates why ozone depletion sparked unanimous change around the World in 1987 and whether a similar feat could be achieved to fight Climate Change...
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here

or  
« Last Edit: 13/12/2011 18:04:50 by _system »


 

Offline grizelda

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 740
    • View Profile
Re: What made the Montreal Protocol so successful?
« Reply #1 on: 19/12/2011 22:28:00 »
If the government solution to CFC's had been to tax them instead of a ban we would probably be using twice as much by now. Probably greenpeace is being paid by the oil industry to promote hysteria against nuclear power so there is no alternative to oil.
 

Offline peppercorn

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 1466
    • View Profile
    • solar
Re: What made the Montreal Protocol so successful?
« Reply #2 on: 20/12/2011 17:45:27 »
If the government solution to CFC's had been to tax them instead of a ban we would probably be using twice as much by now. Probably greenpeace is being paid by the oil industry to promote hysteria against nuclear power so there is no alternative to oil.
And I thought I was cynical!

Surely it was only so easy to ban CFCs as there was a ready alternative; at only fractionally higher cost.  Also, then, the weight of vested interests opposing change was almost nil - instead now we have pretty much every economy in the entire world.

Plus more or less everyone can visualise the risk of dying of cancer caused by UV radiation.
 

Offline Geezer

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 8328
  • "Vive la résistance!"
    • View Profile
Re: What made the Montreal Protocol so successful?
« Reply #3 on: 20/12/2011 18:55:29 »

Plus more or less everyone can visualize the risk of dying of cancer caused by UV radiation.


Shsssss! The Greek economy is in bad enough shape as it is.
 

The Naked Scientists Forum

Re: What made the Montreal Protocol so successful?
« Reply #3 on: 20/12/2011 18:55:29 »

 

SMF 2.0.10 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums