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Supporting materials – 5D

Global warming potential


Table 5.2.3 below was compiled using data from this Wikipedia atricle – you can trace the original sources from the footnotes on the Wikipedia page.

Table 5.2.3 – Global warming potential of some greenhouse gases

Greenhouse gas Chemical formula Half-life (years) 100-year GWP
Carbon dioxide CO2 5700 1
Methane CH4 12 25
Nitrous oxide N2O 109 298
Water vapour H2O ~ 0 ~ 0
Some fluorocarbons – refrigerator gases
HFC-23 CHF3 222 14800
Difluoromethane (HFC-32) CH2F2 5 675
Fluoromethane (HFC-41) CH3F 2 92

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