Earth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet.
Scientists said the development demonstrates that when the world comes together, it can counteract a brewing ecological crisis. For the first time in 35 years, scientists were able to confirm a statistically significant and sustained increase in stratospheric ozone, which shields the planet from solar radiation that causes skin cancer, crop damage and other problems.
The wounded ozone layer above
Antarctica is showing signs of healing.
Balloon and satellite observations
recently detected the first clear
evidence that efforts to eradicate
chlorofluorocarbons, which began in
1987, have had a positive, reversing
effect on the ozone depletion. Source
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