(GWP) Global Warming Potential — What is it?

MIDEAST ISRAEL ENERGYProbably one of the most important green living tips I could suggest would be to educate yourself. Know what everyone is talking about. So, when greenhouse gases are being discussed you may have seen GWP mentioned…

Carbon dioxide isn’t the only greenhouse gas, although it  is but the one of primary concern presently. There are quite a few other gases that can contribute to global warming. Gases also have differing lifespans to. So how do you measure their damage against one another?

GWP is the ratio of heat trapped by one unit of a greenhouse gas compared to one unit of CO2 over a specified time period. By comparing them all against CO2 it is like measuring distances using Kilometers or Miles instead less accurate terms like “long” or “far”.

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