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awww man! LCD's are worse than coal!...
Nitrogen trifluoride is a "missing greenhouse gas," according to a study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on June 26. It's used in chemical vapor deposition, which makes liquid crystal displays, semiconductors, and synthetic diamond.


Nitrogen trifluoride's globe-warming effect reportedly could be 17,000 times stronger than that of carbon dioxide.

However, the picture is incomplete because nitrogen trifluoride isn't among the six gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol international climate change agreement.
***** how many carbon offsets (wow, that is truly a whole other debate, huh?) is that?...

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This is a problem

In reply to: awww man! LCD's are worse than coal!...

Any LCD engineers here know of any potential alternatives?

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What the study didn't compare is...

In reply to: awww man! LCD's are worse than coal!...

What emissions were exchanged when an equivalent GLASS CRT system was made.

Another plus is the energy savings from using the LCD vs. CRT which has an impact as well.

Let's say the reporter has a lot more work ahead of them.

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In reply to: What the study didn't compare is...

All those besides the point perhaps, if his main goal was to point out that this industry needs to pressured to find a different climate friendly gas or at least to try and capture it.

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Isn't this on point?

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The old CRT industry with it's lead content, high energy consuming (production and use) as well as other toxins are now exchanged for a lesser impact product and you aren't going to allow that to be considered?

Sounds Gorish to me.

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In reply to: Isn't this on point?

We need to solve the problem, not get into fights over which technology is worst when both have flaws.

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Not fighting.

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A few decades ago I worked for a company that reduced a toxic chemical use from tanker cars to less than 1 pint a year. That wasn't good enough so the entire plant moved to another state. Just so you know, sometimes you can't hit "zero."


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