If you thought that the depletion of the ozone layer was a problems of the think again: according to new NASA research, the Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of ozone-depleting chemical, decades after it was banned worldwide.
Good news: The ozone layer is finally healingThis image provided by NOAA shows the record large ozone hole in October 2015. Image: noaa/AP By Andrew Freedman2016-06-30 18:00:00 UTC Nearly 30 years after the landmark Montreal Protocol went into effect to protect our planets stratospheric ozone layer there is finally evidence that the protective blanket that shields us from the suns harmful ultraviolet radiation is healing. In other words stratospheric ozone is coming back baby but slowly…
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal. The scientists said that in September 2015 the hole was around 4 million sq km smaller than it was in the year 2000 - an area roughly the size of India. The gains have been credited to the long term phasing out of ozone-destroying chemicals.
Good news: The hole in the ozone layer is finally starting to heal