Study by Levasseur et al.on the Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment

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Study by Levasseur et al.on the Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment
Introduction
The life cycle assessment (LCA) method is used to determine the impact of the gases over their life cycle used by many organizations including the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) . One deficiency in using the traditional LCA that has been identified is its temporal limitation. This method does not incorporate the effects the over which the emissions are released into its estimation of the long-term impact of the gases. The long-term impact of gases emitted into the atmosphere is important in determining their contribution to global warming. Green house gases responsible for global warming include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and...
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.....results are reported will also have an effect on how much credibility will be given to their study findings and its use in the development and implementation of policies that will result in a reduction in global warming.
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