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
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