A gas that is 7 times more effective than carbon dioxide, which is one of the biggest factors in global warming, has been detected in the atmosphere. According to the news of T24, the gas called Perfluorotributylamine (PFTBA) has been in the atmosphere for at least 100 years.
It has been stated that PFTBA has been used predominantly in the electricity industry since the middle of the 20th century. The researchers stated that the gas broke all known records about global warming.
In the research article published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, it was stated that "PFTBA is the most effective gas in terms of the diffusion rate of its molecules, and the effect of increasing the temperature in the atmosphere in 100 years has reached 2 times that of CO7."
'NATURAL ABSORBER UNKNOWN'
The very low density of the newly discovered gas also limits its negative effects on the atmosphere. The researchers determined that the CO2 ratio in the Toronto area (carbon dioxide) was 400 parts per million, compared to 0.18 for PFTBA.
Speaking to the Guardian, climate scientist Dr. Drew Shindell said, “If there was too much of this gas, there would be huge problems with climate change. "There is nothing to worry about at the moment, but we must be careful that it does not increase so that it does not affect global warming," he said. According to the researchers, human-induced CO2 emissions are the most responsible for global warming. While CO2 is absorbed by the ocean and forests, there is no known natural absorber for PFTBA.
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