Video: Keeping cool without killing the planet

Keeping cool without killing the planet (video)
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We've had the delightful benefits of air conditioning and refrigeration for more than a hundred years now. In the early days, dangerous chemicals were used as refrigerants. Eventually, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) were developed.

Decades later, scientists figured out CFCs were destroying the . So how are chemists helping us keep cool without killing the planet? Sophia Cai explains in this week's episode of Speaking of Chemistry.

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