Voices: Studebaker

Amazing things can happen when we have to go beyond the status quo

Paul Studebaker looks toward the future to evolving technologies, evolved thinking, and the impacts of climate change

By Paul Studebaker
Jul 26, 2017

My family has several older cars built before 1994, when automakers switched the refrigerant in air conditioning (A/C) systems to R-134a because Freon R-12 is among the chlorofluorocarbons banned by the 1989 Montreal Protocol to prevent further damage to Earth’s ozone layer. Earlier cars can be retrofitted to use R-134a, but R-12 is readily available and my R-12 cars have remained R-12.

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