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Whatever Happened to the Hole in the Ozone Layer?
Yahoo.com ^ | May 6, 2010 | Stuart Fox, Life's Little Mysteries Staff Writer

Posted on 05/06/2010 12:43:41 PM PDT by SloopJohnB

Three British scientists shocked the world when they revealed on May 16th, 1985 - 25 years ago - that aerosol chemicals, among other factors, had torn a hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole. The ozone layer, which protects life on Earth from damaging solar radiation, became an overnight sensation. And the hole in the ozone layer became the poster-child for mankind's impact on the planet.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: climate; globalcooling; globalwarming; ozone; science
Paging Al Gore!

Harldly mentioned anymore? Could it be before that in
the '70's it was fear-mongering about global cooling?

Then followed by ozone, now globaloney warming.

Writer H. L. Mencken had it pegged:

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the
populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led
to safety) by menacing it with an endless
series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary
.

Or

The Cloven-Piven tactic of manufactured crisis?

1 posted on 05/06/2010 12:43:41 PM PDT by SloopJohnB
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To: SloopJohnB

Global Climate Change is more lucrative. People aren’t so concerned about cancer now.


2 posted on 05/06/2010 12:44:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The hysteria of Matthewsism and Andersonism has led to a Tea Party Scare that is unAmerican.)
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To: SloopJohnB

What happened? A Muzzie-Commie usurper was elected POTUS. Problem solved: Marxist in charge = no more ozone hole.


3 posted on 05/06/2010 12:47:07 PM PDT by twister881
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To: SloopJohnB

The same thing that happened to it when Bill Clinton became president.


4 posted on 05/06/2010 12:48:25 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102

Along with the homeless.


5 posted on 05/06/2010 12:49:04 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: twister881

“What happened? A Muzzie-Commie usurper was elected POTUS. Problem solved: Marxist in charge = no more ozone hole.”

Maybe the hot air enmanating from his mouth closed the ozone hole.


6 posted on 05/06/2010 12:49:10 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: SloopJohnB

They stuffed the hole with the ‘peace dividend’(which no one has seen or heard about any more, either) now there is no more hole!!! :)


7 posted on 05/06/2010 12:50:09 PM PDT by SMARTY ("Communism is a dead letter". Ortega y Gasset)
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To: SloopJohnB
A: There never WAS a hole, just a thinning.

The thinning was 10%. This 10% thinning was called a ‘hole’ by the MSM.

Ozone is created where the sun shines. The thinning was always measured over the Antarctic during our summer, and when the sun did NOT shine over the 'effected' area.

8 posted on 05/06/2010 12:50:11 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm really not Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: SloopJohnB
The hole in the ozone layer ran away with the spoon.
9 posted on 05/06/2010 12:50:39 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (It Matters Not What You Fight But What You Fight For.)
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To: SloopJohnB
Whatever Happened to the Hole in the Ozone Layer?

It was just one step in a long progression of test of mass credulity.

10 posted on 05/06/2010 12:51:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked")
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To: the invisib1e hand

tests TESTS of mass credulity.


11 posted on 05/06/2010 12:51:32 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("gentle when stroked, fierce when provoked")
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To: SloopJohnB

This hole ozone hole scare smacks of politicized science, the writer cites the banning of CFC from aerosals as the reason for it reverting back to normal, but I’m doubting this is the truth.


12 posted on 05/06/2010 12:51:46 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: SloopJohnB
Uhhh all the the Earth's Cool espcated through it and was replaced w/ Warm!
13 posted on 05/06/2010 12:52:17 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: SloopJohnB
Make that CARBON-GUZZLER Aglore !

The guy with the new 9 Million Dollar Carbon-Guzzling home.

14 posted on 05/06/2010 12:53:42 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: SloopJohnB

You don’t hear about it any more because it is even dumber than Anthropogenic Climate Change. Anyone who took high school chemistry should realize the ozone (O3) is highly reactive, in sufficient concentrations it can burn your respiratory system. The half life of stratospheric ozone is on the order of 3 minutes, and it is being constantly replenished by UV splitting O2 and the little lonely O’s look for O2’s to hang with. This happens over minutes, not years.


15 posted on 05/06/2010 12:53:51 PM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (Fnord!)
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To: SloopJohnB
Whatever Happened to the Hole in the Ozone Layer?

I though you knew. He became president of the United States of America.
16 posted on 05/06/2010 12:55:13 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Is Obama an Irish, Italian or Japanese name?)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

Yep! There are a bunch of places where the “Sun Don’t Shine”!


17 posted on 05/06/2010 12:55:54 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: SloopJohnB

Easy. The Big Hair era in New Jersey came to an end and the Jersey grrrllllzzz stopped using so much hair spray.


18 posted on 05/06/2010 12:57:23 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: SloopJohnB

It’s under the end zone of the Meadowlands.


19 posted on 05/06/2010 12:57:35 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: SloopJohnB

Cloward-Piven Strategy


20 posted on 05/06/2010 12:58:58 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: SloopJohnB

It was eaten by the “Jive-Turkey”.

It was stolen by the “Inner-Child”.


21 posted on 05/06/2010 1:00:45 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: SloopJohnB

It went away with all the homeless people when a democrat was elected President.


22 posted on 05/06/2010 1:05:00 PM PDT by four more in O 4 (Climate change -- AND HOPE)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

bttt

Michael Crichton (click on “speeches”):
http://www.crichton-official.com/index.html


23 posted on 05/06/2010 1:07:08 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (Jim Wallis speaks for Christians the same way that Jesse Jackson speaks for all blacks.)
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To: four more in O 4

“Whatever Happened to the Hole in the Ozone Layer?”

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Occupying Apartment 4B in Building 7 in the ghetto of Discredited Leftist Mythologies, awaiting the arrival of its new neighbor, Climate Change.


24 posted on 05/06/2010 1:07:48 PM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: SloopJohnB

In 2008 Rush Limbaugh had his 20th anniversary week in August of that year. Throughout the week he played tapes of shows from the previous 20 years. One tape from 1992 was a debate between Rush and Algore about the hole in the ozone layer over the south pole. Algore was screaming that if something isnt done fast that by 2002, five to ten thousand people a day will be dying from skin cancer. As usual he was wrong.


25 posted on 05/06/2010 1:08:47 PM PDT by skimask
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To: SloopJohnB

That hole just bought a $ 8.7 million mansion in Montecito, CA.

This will be the hole’s “A” home.

Otherwise known as the “A-hole”.


26 posted on 05/06/2010 1:09:34 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: SloopJohnB
Yeah, I want my R-12 Freon back. And my carbon tetrachloride. And my MEK.

Anybody remember the media saying there was an ozone hole "over Kennebunkport" [Maine, home of the Bushes]?

27 posted on 05/06/2010 1:09:53 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer ("It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." --Jefferson)
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To: SloopJohnB

They plugged it with our old R-12 air conditioners.............


28 posted on 05/06/2010 1:10:36 PM PDT by Red Badger (When you see Jerusalem being surrounded by armies, you'll know that its desolation is NEAR. Luke 21)
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To: backwoods-engineer

I love the smell of carbon tetrachloride in the morning. Reminds me of highschool autoshop.


29 posted on 05/06/2010 1:16:19 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: skimask

Wasn’t that when Bush Senior christened Al Gore “Mister Ozone”?

From “Mister Ozone” to “ManBearPig”...


30 posted on 05/06/2010 1:24:14 PM PDT by hawkboy
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To: SloopJohnB

Went the same way as the chloro and fluoro did from chlorofluorocarbons.


31 posted on 05/06/2010 1:27:50 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Obi-Wan Palin: Strike her down and she shall become more powerful than you could possibly imagine.)
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To: SloopJohnB
Here's a very interesting article:

The CFC Ban: Global Warming's Pilot Episode

These SOBs have been going back to this well over and over. Hopefully, AGW will prove to be a major setback for them, but they'll come up with something else in a few years to replace it with.

32 posted on 05/06/2010 1:28:20 PM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: SloopJohnB

They don’t need it anymore!


33 posted on 05/06/2010 1:58:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: LottieDah
==Maybe the hot air enmanating from his mouth closed the ozone hole.==

Bingo!!


34 posted on 05/06/2010 2:08:20 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (OBAMA: Its hard to make a comeback when you have not been anywhere)
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To: Red_Devil 232
==Yep! There are a bunch of places where the “Sun Don’t Shine”!==

Yep! Scientist? Politician? Al Gore?


35 posted on 05/06/2010 2:12:45 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (OBAMA: Its hard to make a comeback when you have not been anywhere)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Somebody changed things on my keyboard. /sarc


36 posted on 05/06/2010 2:14:27 PM PDT by SloopJohnB (OBAMA: Its hard to make a comeback when you have not been anywhere)
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To: SloopJohnB
The goal was to raise taxes on your home A/C was met.

Lets see, R-12 was .86 cents/lb, R-22 was $2/lb wholesale, sold for $6 retail.

Now, you can't buy R-12, R22 has been run out of the market thanks to the R410a savior freon, that sells for what?? $20/lb.

You do the math. A 5% tax (pick a number) on $6/lb R22 vs 5% tax on freon selling at $20/lb and I have heard it is higher now. The cows think they are saving the world and glad to give the government more taxes.

Not only that, all the HVAC companies had to buy freon recovery machines,,, more taxes, and charge the customer more for using it, more taxes...

The hole in the ozone was a scam just like global warming.

37 posted on 05/06/2010 2:18:47 PM PDT by 2aberro
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel

Thanks SloopJohnB.


38 posted on 05/07/2010 8:56:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: SunkenCiv; Darnright; Nipfan; Defendingliberty; 4horses+amule; Nervous Tick; Amagi; Beowulf; ...
Thanx !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

39 posted on 05/08/2010 5:49:36 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Let his days be few; and let another take his office. " - Psalm 109:8)
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To: Leo Farnsworth
The thinning was always measured over the Antarctic during our summer, and when the sun did NOT shine over the 'effected' area.

I never heard a good explanation of how the "scientists" thought CFC's migrated from where they are used the most (northern hemisphere).....

.....and ended up at the south pole (exclusively).

40 posted on 05/08/2010 6:39:07 AM PDT by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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