Good News! The Ozone Layer Is Healing Itself

‘Are you environmentally conscious and care about Planet Earth? Then we have good news for you. A team of researchers led by MIT climatologist Susan Solomon, just released an article citing the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is beginning to heal.

Solomon’s team developed a simulation that predicts the total amount of ozone in the stratosphere based on estimates of the amount of chlorine in the atmosphere. The team discovered that the hole in the ozone layer had shrunk by an astounding four million square kilometers since 2000, and also confirmed that this development matched the simulation’s prediction. This amazing find gave the researches the confidence to support their prediction of the eventual restoration of the ozone layer.

The scientists say that the decision taken by world leaders to ban CFCs, which were previously found in consumer products such as hairsprays and old refrigerators, in the Montreal protocol in 1987 was a major contributor to this positive development.’

To read more click, ‘Great things can happen when the world comes together to cooperate.’

Covey Cowan, Mill Valley, California

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