Skip to comments.Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer
Posted on 03/10/2014 9:43:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
Scientists have identified four new man-made gases that are contributing to the depletion of the ozone layer.
Two of the gases are accumulating at a rate that is causing concern among researchers.
Worries over the growing ozone hole have seen the production of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases restricted since the mid 1980s.
But the precise origin of these new, similar substances remains a mystery, say scientists.
Lying in the atmosphere, between 15 and 30km above the surface of the Earth, the ozone layer plays a critical role in blocking harmful UV rays, which cause cancers in humans and reproductive problems in animals.
Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey were the first to discover a huge "hole" in the ozone over Antarctica in 1985.
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
Dr Johannes Laube University of East Anglia
Personally, they may be a by-product of all the media lies and scientific distortions.. i.e., BS.
The four new gases have been identified as CFC-112, CFC112a, CFC-113a, HCFC-133a
CFC-113a has been listed as an “agrochemical intermediate for the manufacture of pyrethroids”, a type of insecticide once widely used in agriculture
CFC-113a and HCFC-133a are intermediaries in the production of widely used refrigerants
CFC-112 and 112a may have been used in the production of solvents used to clean electrical components
He smelt it, he dealt it.
Ahhh, as one ‘crisis’ is proven false, another steps in to fill the gap (and receive the grant funding). Amazing timing. I thought the ozone hole was last decade’s crisis.
Other scientists acknowledged that while the current concentrations of these gases are small and they don’t present an immediate concern, work would have to be done to identify their origin.
“This paper highlights that ozone depletion is not yet yesterday’s story,” said Prof Piers Forster, from the University of Leeds.
“The concentrations found in this study are tiny. Nevertheless, this paper reminds us we need to be vigilant and continually monitor the atmosphere for even small amounts of these gases creeping up, either through accidental or unplanned emissions.
“Of the four species identified, CFC-113a seems the most worrying as there is a very small but growing emission source somewhere, maybe from agricultural insecticides. We should find it and take it out of production.”
More study funds/grants will be needed to ‘study’ this matter further. ;-}
With the whole ‘global warming’ thing petering out it’s time to resurrect the “oh noooes! ozone holes!” scam.
The research has been published in the journal, Nature Geoscience.
Never let a crisis go to waste.
If you have no crisis to not let go to waste, invent one.
No doubt the gases are coming from gunpowder and money therefore all guns, bullets and money must be seized.
Emanating from uranus?
Hey, don’t worry everyone. These gasses magically disappear when new, much higher taxes are levied on the middle class. Easy fix.
Where’s the Excedrin headache #104 guy?
Top two sources of man-made gases:
!. Baked beans
What ever happened to Acid Rain???
The new science equals “just make s#%t up”.
You should save them some research money and let them know you have discovered the “new” gases are really old gases.
Do they still use chlorofluorosulfonic acid as a fuel additive to suppress contrail formation on spy (and presumably stealth) planes?
Scientists are today circulating the following likely causes of ozone-destroying mystery gases:
3. Fox News
4. Ted Cruz
5. The existence of humanity
6. Dick Cheney
7. The Duggars
8. Freedom of speech
10. Johnny Football
Ummm....we banned CFCs as a sure fire way to close that ozone hole so it couldn’t possibly be there anymore. /sarcasm
Liberals are morons.
My bet is that Dupont’s patent on R22 is about to expire, so they are getting ready to outlaw it to save the ozone layer. Again.
Let me translate this article for you. They killed R-12 because the patent ran out for DuPont so they could replace 99 cent cans for $15 cans and the Ozone hole hasn’t changed in 40 years so we gotta find something else to eff with your life. If it wasn’t explosive, I would love to switch house and cars to Butane for air conditioning.
They don’t know where it’s coming from but they know it’s mad made. Maybe it’s farts. Or maybe it’s all the democrats and rinos talking out of their asses.
I wish I could get a McDLT... I mean, the hot side stayed hot and the cool side stayed coooool, for crying out loud.
Thanks a lot, jerk!
Keep on Rockin' in the Free World...
When it was shown Catalytic Converters made Acid Rain worse, “acid rain” was swept under the rug.
It’s like California Condors and Golden Eagles. When it turned out the wind farms were killing the remaining few off, the birds became no big whoop. In fact, Obastard just signed a 30-year exemption for the windmill industry to the Endangered Species Act.
This is what happens when liberal fantasies collide. One wins, the other loses and is never heard from again.
Yea and before Ozone hole it was Acid Rain.
The last big attempt to close coal burning plants.
I’m still waiting for the forests in the northeast to die off due to acid rain.
Environmentalists never try to hide their hatred for man.
There are NONE!!
The “ozone layer” is a self-healing process.
IF there were “holes” then more radiation would pass through the atmosphere, striking the waters covering the earth, and “POOF!”, more ozone is created.
It’s a natural 3 -5 week process and has NEVER been a problem.
Yes, this was big deal when I was in highschool in the 90s, they sure pushed it hard then. I’m surprised they’re already back to it. Turns out they were wrong then too.
Ozone is not created by UV hitting water, it’s generated when UV strikes an oxygen (O2) molecule. The two oxygen atoms split and each recombines with an adjacent oxygen molecule to form O3 (ozone). O3 is inherently unstable generally reacts with something else (oxidation), shedding its extra atom.
Time for a new crisis to bring in the grants.
It’s James Carville doing his “Pull my finger!” trick on all the people who don’t know him at Fox News.
Argue w these guys:
Since that’s a graphic representation of what I said, I’m unclear why I would argue with them.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.