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Re: AC coolant phaseout (LONG)
On 9 Nov 95 at 6:20, Larry Mittell wrote:
> Being an upstanding, law-abiding citizen who is rightfully proud of the fine
> young persons of the EPA, I would *never* advocate using an outlawed
> refrigerant, or ending a sentence with a preposition, for that matter.
> There is a FAQ on the subject of propane/isobutane as a refrigerant lurking
> somewhere in the bowels of the Net. I suppose that a budding eco-gangster
> might conduct a Yahoo or Webcrawler search on the keyword "Freon" to locate
> it. I'm sure that no one here would do so, and all will join with me in
> condemning such environmental hooliganism. Wouldn't want to wind up with a
> hole in the global warming layer, you know! ;-)
I think propane/isobutane actually BOOSTS ozone, rather than
depleting it. The problem is, boosting ground-level ozone results in
smog. I know this is oversimplifying what happens, but I'm pretty
sure that's the end result.
I'm generally pretty complacent about environmental protection, but I
don't appreciate your "wink wink, nudge nudge" attitude about the
propane/isobutane conversion. If you do it to your own car, that's
one thing, but you're providing this information to who knows how
many people, essentially with a big grin, saying "here ya go, but,
uh, *I* didn't tell ya to do it." And for A/C?! That's a luxury for
most North Americans!
I don't want you to feel like I'm jumping down your throat. Just
know where I stand on this.
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