Economic growth was significantly impacted by the presence of CFCs in our society. Non-toxic refrigeration capabilities drastically decreased morbidity rates due to food poisoning. Therefore since more adolescents were growing up, they were able to get jobs, spend money, have kids and aid in the population of the earth thereby increasing the flow of revenue in the economy. Vaccines had a very short life expectancy until refrigeration was used. Same principle, more people were able to get shots and live past childhood so the population cycle increases and generates a greater cash flow. Since there are more people in America, the farmers have to produce more crops. When the farmers produce more, that means more food in grocery stores and ultimately more money in the nation. CFCs were a major contributor to the population increase and development of our great nation.
While we did develop CFCs and it helped our nation grow, we now realize the negative effects of such refrigerants. As a result, scientists have sought a solution to the problem which manifested itself in the discovery of HFCs. HFCs do require the modification of old refrigerators and air conditioners but at the cost of saving our globe from human destruction. Since a satisfactory way out of the CFC problem has emerged why not deny the use of CFCs to developing countries? Most likely the countries do not have that much technology to begin with, so changing to an environmentally safer port should reap the same result of cool air without the negative ecological effects. Ultimately developing countries should still be able to grow with the use of HFCs because they accomplish the same goal as CFCs.
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