Since 2013


Congressman Scott Peters

Representing the 52nd District of California

Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Almost half of man-made global warming results from certain lesser-known “super pollutants” that are many times more potent than CO2. These pollutants include short-lived climate pollutants, which live in the atmosphere for a shorter time than CO2. Examples of super pollutants include black carbon (a component of soot), methane, and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The U.S. Climate Alliance identified a comprehensive set of cost-effective strategies to cut super pollutant emissions quickly. These strategies include capturing and utilizing methane, supporting better agriculture practices, avoiding waste, transitioning to more efficient, low emission refrigeration systems, and developing a national framework for transitioning away from HFCs.