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Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer
BBC News ^ | 3/9/14 | Matt McGrath

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 ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Science
KEYWORDS: cfc; globalwarming; greenhousegases; manmade; mysterious; ozone
We don't know where the new gases are being emitted from and this should be investigated”

Dr Johannes Laube University of East Anglia

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Personally, they may be a by-product of all the media lies and scientific distortions.. i.e., BS.

1 posted on 03/10/2014 9:43:09 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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Mysterious gases

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


2 posted on 03/10/2014 9:44:15 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

He smelt it, he dealt it.


3 posted on 03/10/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


4 posted on 03/10/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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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. ;-}


5 posted on 03/10/2014 9:45:22 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

With the whole ‘global warming’ thing petering out it’s time to resurrect the “oh noooes! ozone holes!” scam.


6 posted on 03/10/2014 9:45:57 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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The research has been published in the journal, Nature Geoscience.
http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2109.html


7 posted on 03/10/2014 9:47:04 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Since the AGW/Climate-change crisis is running out of steam they're going to trot out a new-and-improved version of the ozone-hole crisis.

Never let a crisis go to waste.

If you have no crisis to not let go to waste, invent one.

8 posted on 03/10/2014 9:49:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: NormsRevenge

No doubt the gases are coming from gunpowder and money therefore all guns, bullets and money must be seized.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 9:50:51 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Fido969

Emanating from uranus?


10 posted on 03/10/2014 9:51:08 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: NormsRevenge

What are you looking at human?


11 posted on 03/10/2014 9:54:07 AM PDT by McGruff (Republicans need to show Obama some RSPECT.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hey, don’t worry everyone. These gasses magically disappear when new, much higher taxes are levied on the middle class. Easy fix.


12 posted on 03/10/2014 9:55:34 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: NormsRevenge

Where’s the Excedrin headache #104 guy?


13 posted on 03/10/2014 10:00:24 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Top two sources of man-made gases:

!. Baked beans
2. Broccoli

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/gas-and-gas-pains/in-depth/gas-and-gas-pains/art-20044739


14 posted on 03/10/2014 10:00:56 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: bboop

What ever happened to Acid Rain???


15 posted on 03/10/2014 10:02:16 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: NormsRevenge

The new science equals “just make s#%t up”.


16 posted on 03/10/2014 10:03:39 AM PDT by voicereason (The RNC is like the "One-night stand" you wish you could forget.)
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To: NormsRevenge

You should save them some research money and let them know you have discovered the “new” gases are really old gases.


17 posted on 03/10/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sorry, I Fwankulated.
18 posted on 03/10/2014 10:04:50 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: NormsRevenge

Do they still use chlorofluorosulfonic acid as a fuel additive to suppress contrail formation on spy (and presumably stealth) planes?


19 posted on 03/10/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Scientists are today circulating the following likely causes of ozone-destroying mystery gases:

1. Christianity
2. Homeschooling
3. Fox News
4. Ted Cruz
5. The existence of humanity
6. Dick Cheney
7. The Duggars
8. Freedom of speech
9. E-cigarettes
10. Johnny Football


20 posted on 03/10/2014 10:10:10 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeap.

It's baaaaaaaaaack: the hole in the ozone.

I hadn't heard about it in decades.


21 posted on 03/10/2014 10:11:53 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


22 posted on 03/10/2014 10:13:36 AM PDT by CodeToad (Keeping whites from talking about blacks is verbal segregation!)
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To: TomGuy

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.


23 posted on 03/10/2014 10:16:08 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


24 posted on 03/10/2014 10:16:10 AM PDT by chuckles
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


25 posted on 03/10/2014 10:17:30 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: NormsRevenge
Once upon a time we used to have "Styrofoam boxes for the Ozone layer"

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...

26 posted on 03/10/2014 10:18:09 AM PDT by Rodamala
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To: gigster

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.


27 posted on 03/10/2014 10:19:36 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: NormsRevenge; All
I've punched a few holes in the ozone when I eat a sackfull of Krystal burgers and chili fries.
28 posted on 03/10/2014 10:22:12 AM PDT by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: TomGuy

Yea and before Ozone hole it was Acid Rain.
The last big attempt to close coal burning plants.


29 posted on 03/10/2014 10:22:49 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m still waiting for the forests in the northeast to die off due to acid rain.


30 posted on 03/10/2014 10:32:33 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: NormsRevenge

Environmentalists never try to hide their hatred for man.


31 posted on 03/10/2014 10:57:56 AM PDT by RWB Patriot ("My ability is a value that must be earned and I don't recognize anyone's need as a claim on me.")
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


32 posted on 03/10/2014 11:04:21 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: bboop

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.


33 posted on 03/10/2014 11:51:14 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: G Larry

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.


34 posted on 03/10/2014 12:10:50 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: NormsRevenge

Time for a new crisis to bring in the grants.


35 posted on 03/10/2014 12:54:21 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s James Carville doing his “Pull my finger!” trick on all the people who don’t know him at Fox News.


36 posted on 03/10/2014 12:55:58 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sherman Logan

Argue w these guys:
>http://www.theozonehole.com/ozonecreation.htm<


37 posted on 03/10/2014 1:32:57 PM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: G Larry

Since that’s a graphic representation of what I said, I’m unclear why I would argue with them.


38 posted on 03/10/2014 1:35:45 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: NormsRevenge

Who farted?


39 posted on 03/10/2014 9:04:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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