Problem

Unknown synergistic effects

Other Names:
Unexpected combined effects of problems
Incidence:

The various issues arising fro the pollution of Earth's atmosphere by a number of substances are often closely interrelate, both through chemistry and through potential control strategies. For example, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) both destroy ozone and are greenhouse gases; conservation of fossil fuels would contribute to addressing both acid rain and climate change problems; ozone depletion in the lower stratosphere and increasing aerosol concentrations have a cooling effect, which may be partially offsetting, and hence masking, the full extent of the enhanced greenhouse effect.

Claim:

Sooner or later, the worst possible set of circumstances is bound to occur.

 

Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
21.12.2017 – 17:29 CET