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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:37 AM

More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing

Source: ABC News

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.

The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide.

As a result, the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely repaired in the 2030s and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole should disappear in the 2060s, according to a scientific assessment released Monday at a conference in Quito, Ecuador. The Southern Hemisphere lags a bit and its ozone layer should be healed by mid-century.

"It's really good news," said report co-chairman Paul Newman, chief Earth scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "If ozone-depleting substances had continued to increase, we would have seen huge effects. We stopped that."

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/protection-earths-ozone-layer-healing-58971673

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Reply More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing (Original post)
Calista241 Nov 2018 OP
MontanaMama Nov 2018 #1
Cold War Spook Nov 2018 #5
MontanaMama Nov 2018 #7
awesomerwb1 Nov 2018 #2
Takket Nov 2018 #3
melm00se Nov 2018 #4
suffragette Nov 2018 #6

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:44 AM

1. Repukes will use this

as “evidence” that we don’t have to do anything about climate change...the earth will heal itself.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 12:07 PM

5. Of course the Earth will heal itself.

 

It will start to heal itself as soon as it gets rid of Homo Sapiens. If some Republicans should read my post, no it does not mean gay people.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 04:31 PM

7. I needed that laugh

thank you.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 11:49 AM

2. dump will probably take credit for it

Mark my words.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 12:02 PM

3. out of the ozone frying pan and into the climate change fire

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 12:07 PM

4. Not a repuke

but scratching my head on the timing of the OP article and this:

https://www.livescience.com/63953-china-using-banned-ozone-substance.html

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Nov 5, 2018, 02:52 PM

6. Proof the world can come together to consciously effect positive change by altering its behavior.

K&R

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