Good news people of earth, according to UN scientists the depletion of the ozone layer has decreased.
This announcement came this past Thursday, which “coincidentally” was also International Ozone Day.
The international treaty made in 1987 which phased out chlorofluorocarbons has been officially declared a success.
As a fan of earth, and an even bigger fan of the protective ozone layer which surrounds us, I have to say I’m excited.
Ozone, for those of you who don’t know, is like the earth’s natural sunblock. It protects the earth against ultra-violet rays.
Unfortunately, it’s depletion is not the only issue thought to be responsible for global warming.
Green house gases such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons are also thought to be contributing to climate change. Plus there’s the never-ending stream of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere.
But try not to focus on that too much, focus on the positives, like…We Won! Also, we won’t be completely fried by the sun’s ultra-violet rays.
Take that climate change.
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