The Green House Effect, Chlorofluorocarbons, and Chemical Reactivity Rich McConnell, CH-201
The Green House Effect, Chlorofluorocarbons, and Chemical Reactivity 1. Discuss the pros and cons of the various methods that have been proposed to regulate or control global warming. There are many advantages to having a command and control regulatory system. There are regulations in place that keep companies from over stepping boundaries, as well as to ensure that there a limits in place to keep major companies in line. This will help to make sure that no one is trying to do things the easy way or to make a profit off something that is not helpful to the environment. However, with every pro is a con and in this case, the con is that, all companies are about making money, so unless you take away their revenue they have no incentive to follow the control and command. If they know they will make money regardless then they are more likely to ignore the regulations put in place. 2. Should developing countries be held to the same standards of greenhouse gas emissions as developed countries if doing so can be shown to slow their rate of development? Developing countries will point to historical U.S. emissions and argue that these emissions enabled U.S. development. They don’t believe it is in any way fair to restrict their development since developed countries have already emitted huge quantities of carbon dioxide. 3. Global warming is mainly associated with which of the following? 1. Molecules that absorb UV radiation in the stratosphere
2. Molecules that decompose the ozone layer
3. Molecules that readily react with ultraviolet light
4. The type of electromagnetic radiation that is responsible for stretching and bending chemical bonds 5. The huge concentrations of CFCs that have built up in our atmosphere 4. What is the difference, if any, between “good ozone” and “bad ozone”? Good ozone blocks the UV-B from our Sun. Thus...
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