What is GLOBAL WARMING POTENTIAL (GWP)?

Ratio of potential atmospheric warming caused by a substance measure to the same mass of carbon dioxide. Methane is 21, and water vapor is zero. An example is CFC12, a refrigerant, of 8.5. This is eight and a half times that of carbon dioxide.

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