Consider the following statements:
- Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are anthropogenic green house gases
- Carbon dioxide is several times more potent than methane
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Both are correct statements
The main sources of greenhouse gases due to human activity are like burning of fossil fuels leading to higher carbon dioxide concentrations; farming and forestry; including land use change via agriculture and livestock; cement manufacture & use of aerosols and chlorofluorocarbons. Second statementis incorrect because methane is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
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