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Ozone Layer Has Shown Signs of Repair: Global Action Deemed a Success

(Written September 12, 2014)

United Nations report, released 10 September 2014, has concluded that the Ozone layer is showing its first signs of recovery after years of degradation fuelled by man-made gases. 272 more words

Environment

Ozone Layer: Earth's protective layer protecting us again?

After several years of waiting, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) had finally released its Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion 2014: a comprehensive update on the status of the ozone layer. 1,078 more words

Chlorofluorocabons

Ozone layer - Need to sustain the Momentum

Ozone Layer 

Definition:

The layer that shield’s us from ultraviolet rays of the sun is Ozone layer this layer was depleting at greater rate which was found by scientists  Charles Fabry and Henri Buisson in the year 1913. 286 more words

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The Montreal Protocol

What has the United Nations called “the most successful treaty in UN history?” The Montreal Protocol which banned ozone-destroying gases such as CFCs, then commonly found in aerosol cans and air conditioners. 100 more words

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Political Straightjackets

By George Monbiot, The Guardian’s website, 11th September 2014

If the ozone hole had been discovered ten years later, governments are likely to have done nothing. 1,112 more words

What The Government Is Doing

Language surrounding ozone depletion

As a physical scientist who has also studied social aspects of science and technology, language – specifically word choice – is important.  That is why when “ozone hole healing” jumped out from my Twitter feed today, it disappointed me.  187 more words

Science

Ozone Layer is Healing


Good News!

The Earth’s damaged ozone layer is getting better, and is on its way to recovery by mid-century.

A finding by a UN environmental group Wednesday says the ozone is showing its first sign of thickening after years of dangerous depletion. 92 more words

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