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Ozone hole above the Arctic has actually been caused by COLD Weather
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 Jan 2012 | Rob Waugh

Posted on 01/29/2012 9:09:19 PM PST by smokingfrog

The first ozone hole above the North Pole has been aggravated by extraordinarily cold winter temperatures, say scientists.

Cooling of the ozone layer enhances the effect of ozone-destroying substances such as chlorofluorocarbons - CFC.

A repeated ozone hole above the Arctic is to be expected, say scientists from the KIT Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research.

About a year ago, the scientists detected that ozone degradation above the Arctic for the first time reached an extent comparable to that of the ozone hole above the South Pole.

At a level of around 13 miles above the ground, 80 per cent of the ozone was lost, potentially exposing people on Earth's surface to harmful ultraviolet-B rays from the sun, which can cause sunburn and skin cancer.

According to the study, occurrence of the Arctic ozone hole was mainly due to the extraordinarily cold temperatures in the ozone layer that is located at about 18 km height in the stratosphere, i.e. the second layer of the earth's atmosphere.

There, chlorine compounds originating from chlorofluorocarbons and other pollutants are converted chemically at temperatures below -78°C.

These chemical conversion products attack the ozone layer and destroy it.

If the trend for colder temperatures in the stratosphere observed in the past decades continues, repeated occurrence of an Arctic ozone hole has to be expected.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agw; arctic; cfc; climatechange; environment; globalcooling; globalwarming; ozone; ozonehole; ozonelayer

1 posted on 01/29/2012 9:09:29 PM PST by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

If it wasn’t for the ozone “hole” we would not have a change in seasons like we do.

Doubt me?

Question: Where does the wind that blows from the north (in all directions, toward the south away from the pole) come from?

Answer: From ultracold air dipping thought the ozone hole. (i.e. the upper atmosphere plunges downward, and spreads out, causing the wind at the surface level to blow from the north in all directions.

If this did not happen, there would be no large change in seasons, no winds circulating in large fronts as the seasons change.


2 posted on 01/29/2012 9:12:57 PM PST by BereanBrain
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To: smokingfrog

"....wanna see my fake gun and bullets?"

3 posted on 01/29/2012 9:13:38 PM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: smokingfrog

Global warming turned out to be a failure, so they are going back to global cooling.

They tried it in the 70s. It might work better now.

Cooling, warming. Anything for more grant money.


4 posted on 01/29/2012 9:16:08 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Fire up those SUV’s!;)


5 posted on 01/29/2012 9:24:00 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001
I wanna be the first on my block to drop a V-8 into a Chevy Volt.
6 posted on 01/29/2012 9:27:58 PM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: smokingfrog; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

7 posted on 01/29/2012 9:35:31 PM PST by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: BereanBrain

>> Doubt me?

Not if you recently stayed at a Holiday Inn.


8 posted on 01/29/2012 9:39:45 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: TomGuy; All
Global warming turned out to be a failure, so they are going back to global cooling.

They tried it in the 70s. It might work better now.


9 posted on 01/29/2012 9:50:00 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: BereanBrain

You have it backwards.


10 posted on 01/29/2012 9:52:05 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Doogle

I get such a kick out of you pet photo commentatory, Doogle. Thanks for making me smile. :)


11 posted on 01/29/2012 9:53:12 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Cobra64

I will never forget how it seemed that each time the warmists headed off on a media trip to highlight global warming, they would get snowed and frozen in.


12 posted on 01/29/2012 9:55:27 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

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13 posted on 01/29/2012 10:03:30 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: smokingfrog
Cooling of the ozone layer enhances the effect of ozone-destroying substances such as chlorofluorocarbons - CFC.

I know for a fact that the CFC known as R-12, the primary existing refrigerant before some professor at UC California Irvine got a Noble prize for saying that CFCs were destroying the upper atmosphere ozone layer, weighs more than air... about six times more than air. That means that R-12 released into the atmosphere drops like a rock.

Shipyard workers need to know this because refrigerants released inside a ships hull would push out - replace - air held inside the hull and kill anyone not equipped with breathing apparatus.

14 posted on 01/29/2012 10:10:57 PM PST by OldNavyVet
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To: Tex-Con-Man

To #8 Tex Con Man: Please bring back a Moon rock for my granddaughter when you return (re “I wanna be the first on my block to a drop a V-8 into a Chevy Volt).

“To the Moon, Alice, to the Moon” (Moon being the name of your Volt).

Put a 409 in that sucker and you can go to Mars and back in a day. Skirts and baby-moon spinners would be a nice touch too.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 10:28:28 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Cobra64

HOLY SMOKES!

I actually remember that middle one!


16 posted on 01/29/2012 10:56:40 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: mamelukesabre
HOLY SMOKES!

I actually remember that middle one!

Excellent memory! It was dated December 24, 1979


17 posted on 01/29/2012 11:21:46 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: smokingfrog
Ozone is created by UV from the Sun. It breaks O2 into O O which quickly combines with O2 to to make 2 O3s which then filters the UV.

The Arctic hole is a Winter occurrence, the Antarctic a Summer(their Winter) occurrence. Due to the tilt of the Earth in its orbit, both are periods of little sunlight at the pole.

No sunlight, no Ozone.

18 posted on 01/30/2012 2:21:12 AM PST by PeaceBeWithYou (De Oppresso Liber! (50 million and counting in Afghanistan and Iraq))
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“Skirts and baby-moon spinners “

Bubble Skirts, and a California Rake!


19 posted on 01/30/2012 2:32:43 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SaraJohnson

:)...if it hit’s me right, I post it


20 posted on 01/30/2012 3:34:26 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Doogle
Is that the poor kitty from Boondock Saints, aka instant Jackson Pollock? Firearms and felines (and heavy drinking) don't mix.
21 posted on 01/30/2012 3:44:51 AM PST by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

“nope,court order insist,can’t drink”


22 posted on 01/30/2012 3:53:54 AM PST by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Cobra64

I was just a kid then. I had read something about the supposed inevitable heat death of the universe...something about entropy. Then soon after while in a doctor’s office I saw that magazine cover and read the article. I was convinced the ice age was coming and we were all going to slowly freeze to death and the sun was going to burn out...yada yada. I decided the only way to survive was to build underground green houses. I don’t know where I got that idea.


23 posted on 01/30/2012 1:42:46 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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