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Just wondering what has the greatest greenhouse effect

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Nov13-13, 11:15 AM
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Which of the following has the greatest greenhouse effect, on a per-pound basis?


Carbon Dioxide



Nitrous Oxide
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Nov13-13, 11:47 AM
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Defining the effect of CO2 as 1 GWP (Green House Potential) (On a 100 years base), we have

Effect of CO2 is 1 GWP
Effect of CH4 is about 20 GWP
Effect of N2O is about 300 GWP.

I don't know about the Chlorinated compounds, but it is high
Nov13-13, 12:24 PM
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I found some more numbers on wikipedia

Again, on a 100 years base

Effect of CO2 is 1 GWP
Effect of CH4 is about 25 GWP
Effect of N2O is about 300 GWP
Effect of CFC-11 is about 5300
Effect of HFC-23 is about 15000

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