California leads U.S. emissions of little-known greenhouse gas

April 03, 2024

Media Inquiries Name Hannah Robbins Email [email protected] Cell phone 667-232-9047California, a state known for its aggressive greenhouse gas reduction policies, is ironically the nation's greatest emitter of one: sulfuryl fluoride. The team found 60-85% of sulfuryl fluoride emissions in the U.S. come from California, primarily Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties, despite California being a national leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including publishing a comprehensive plan to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045. For most greenhouse gases, California has been very intentional about how it's going to reduce emissions," Gaeta said. Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions generally focus on carbon because it poses the greatest threat to global warming. "California's track record shows that it's been looking at out-of-the-box, creative ways to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

The source of this news is from Johns Hopkins University