Consider the following statements:

  1. Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are heat-trapping but not ozone-depleting. 
  2. Hydrofluorocarbons are also called "super greenhouse gases".

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

CFCs and other fluorocarbons are "super greenhouse gases," trapping thousands of times more heat than CO2 on a pound for pound basis.

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