Scientists finally discover mysterious ozone-depleting CFC emissions source.
Above, the ozone hole over Antarctica in the year 2000. Credit NASA
The international team of scientists from the UK, South Korea, Japan, USA, Australia and Switzerland, said that they were seeing new production of the gas, coming from East Asia.
China CFC emissions. Credit University of Bristol
They estimated that 70% of China’s domestic sales used CFC-11, because the illegal gas is much cheaper and better quality than the alternatives.