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Global warming potential

Global warming potential (GWP) is a measure of how much a given mass of greenhouse gas is estimated to contribute to global warming. It is a relative scale which compares the gas in question to that of the same mass of carbon dioxide whose GWP is one.

Examples:

Some hydrofluorocarbon[?] (HFC) compounds have GWPs of several thousands (HFC-23 is 11,700).



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