Posts Tagged Ozone layer

How an Illicit Chemical Is Jeopardizing Recovery of the Ozone Layer…

An international treaty signed in 1987 officially halted production and use of chemicals that deplete the atmosphere’s critical ozone layer. But new research finds a troubling rise in emissions of a banned chemical that is being routinely used in factories in northeast China… Read this article here, at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-an-illicit-chemical-is-jeopardizing-recovery-of-the-ozone-layer-china Advertisements

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Good News on Warming: Ozone Hole Is Smallest Since 1988…

Intro: Higher temperatures over Antarctica this year shrank the hole in the ozone layer to the smallest it’s been since 1988… Read about it here at livescience.com: https://www.livescience.com/60858-smallest-ozone-hole-over-antarctica.html

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Thirty Years After the Montreal Protocol, Solving the Ozone Problem Remains Elusive – Yale E360…

An analysis of the Ozone issue by Fred Pearce for Yale Environment 360: http://e360.yale.edu/features/thirty-years-after-the-montreal-protocol-solving-the-ozone-problem-remains-elusive

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Ozone Treaty Taking a Bite Out of Us Greenhouse Gas Emissions… 

This article presents an update on the progress made in the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions and Ozone depleting chemicals in the US and the Montreal Protocol. Read about it here at enn.com: http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/52146

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In New Ozone Alert, A Warning Of Harm to Plants and to People… 

Scientists are still trying to unravel the damaging effects of ground-level ozone on life on earth. But as the world warms, their concerns about the impact of this highly toxic, pollution-caused gas are growing…  Read the article by Jim Robbins at Yale Environment 360: In New Ozone Alert

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Climate Change And The Complexity of Science…

Summary:  “One of the most successful environmental treaties of all time was the Montreal Protocol of 1987, which banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, an ozone-depleting substance mainly used in refrigeration and air conditioning. The ban was made feasible by the development of new refrigerants that would not deplete the ozone layer…” Read the […]

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Potent greenhouse gases should have no place in our air conditioning units…

Source: theguardian.com: Potent greenhouse gases should have no place in our air conditioning units Chemicals in cooling and refrigeration systems can be far more destructive to the environment than carbon dioxide. It’s time to phase them out…

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Ozone hole might slightly warm planet, computer model suggests…

From ScienceDaily.com… “A lot of people mix up the ozone hole and global warming, believing the hole is a major cause of the world’s increasing average temperature. Scientists, on the other hand, have long attributed a small cooling effect to the ozone shortage in the hole… … new research suggests that shifting wind patterns caused […]

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