THE UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY RECOGNIZES VELDERS, ANDERSEN, DANIEL, FAHEY & MCFARLAND FOR RESEARCH EXCELLENCE

Green (Living) Review

These findings inspired the Parties to the Protocol in 2007 to accelerate the phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), in 2008 to encourage collection and destruction of unwanted ozone-depleting substances, and in 2009 to consider a phase-down of the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that are greenhouse gas alternatives to ozone-depleting substances. People of the Earth owe these dedicated scientists a debt of gratitude for helping to make the environment safe for future generations.”