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It’s ten thousand times worse that carbon dioxide, and it’s sitting in your refrigerator. HFCs were designed to be an ‘environmentally friendly’ alternative to the ozone-hole creating CFCs in our air conditioners and fridges. Joining host Mike Tidwell to discuss how the White House is holding closed-door meetings that may result in HFCs becoming a bargaining chip on the worldwide carbon market is David Sassoon, the editor of the website Solve Climate. Joining the conversation is Kert Davies of Greenpeace to discuss a safe alternative to HFCs — that are banned by the EPA. A DC lobbying group is alledged to have forged anti-climate letters – pretending to be grassroots African-American and Hispanic non-profits groups in Virginia. Tim Freilich is a board member of Creciendo Junto, one of the groups whose identity was stolen. Joining the conversation to speak about and other coal company subterfuge is Jeff Biggers, the author of the book The United States of Appalachia. TV weathermen could be a force for educating the public about the connections between our weather and climate change, but instead they’re often high-profile climate deniers. Joe Romm, editor of the website Climate Progress, discusses the lack of progress on the nightly news.