08/09/2012 12:33 am ET Updated Oct 08, 2012

Incentive To Slow Climate Change Drives Output Of Harmful Gases

RANJIT NAGAR, India -- When the United Nations wanted to help slow climate change, it established what seemed a sensible system.

Greenhouse gases were rated based on their power to warm the atmosphere. The more dangerous the gas, the more that manufacturers in developing nations would be compensated as they reduced their emissions.

But where the United Nations envisioned environmental reform, some manufacturers of gases used in air-conditioning and refrigeration saw a lucrative business opportunity.

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