by Laurent Cousineau
The global warming potential (GWP) of a gas is measure of its total contribution to global warming. More specifically, it measures the warming impact from the emission of one unit of a certain gas when compared to one unit of carbon dioxide.Carbon dioxide is the reference gas and is thus assigned a value of 1.The values found below originate from the IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report in 2007:
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