Scientist Warns Plasma And LCD Televisions Could Be Destroying Our Environment

Los Angeles (CA) - A University of California scientist says our love of large television sets could be destroying our environment.

PZ850 plasma youtubeMichael Prather claims nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) gas used in the production of plasma and LCD televisions could be more than 17000 times as powerful as carbon dioxide in heating the atmosphere. The gas is not covered by the Kyoto Treaty and Prather says 4000 tons were produced in 2008 - which according to Prather’s calculations is equivalent to 68 million tons of CO2.

Prather adds that NF3 gas production is expected to double next year.

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  • lordmetroid
    Need more plasma and LCD displays!
    Come'on Cheung, stop pleasing your humongous ego and environmental agenda by posting your environmental fear-mongering.
  • Christopher1
    I have to agree with lordmetroid. Frankly, there is no such thing as global warming. Every single bit of global warming is coming from..... anyone? The Sun. Not from gases like this.

    This is just another attempt by the radical envirofreaks (of which I was one until I did some research) to make people go back to the days of the 1800's.
  • sajohnson22
    Christopher1 and lordmetroid look up the greenhouse gas effect and tell me they don't have an effect.