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More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing
ABC "News" ^ | November 5, 2018 | By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP SCIENCE WRITER

Posted on 11/05/2018 9:31:00 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Earth's protective ozone layer is finally healing from damage caused by aerosol sprays and coolants, a new United Nations report said.

The ozone layer had been thinning since the late 1970s. Scientist raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide.

As a result, the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely repaired in the 2030s and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole should disappear in the 2060s, according to a scientific assessment released Monday at a conference in Quito, Ecuador. The Southern Hemisphere lags a bit and its ozone layer should be healed by mid-century.

"It's really good news," said report co-chairman Paul Newman, chief Earth scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. "If ozone-depleting substances had continued to increase, we would have seen huge effects. We stopped that."

"I don't think we can do a victory lap until 2060," Newman said. "That will be for our grandchildren to do."

But it's not a complete success yet, said University of Colorado's Brian Toon, who wasn't part of the report.

"We are only at a point where recovery may have started," Toon said, pointing to some ozone measurements that haven't increased yet.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; hoax; ozone; ozonelayer; propaganda; socialism

1 posted on 11/05/2018 9:31:00 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

WUT! How will all the excess see uh oh 2 leak out?


2 posted on 11/05/2018 9:33:05 AM PST by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

So the old Ozone Hole is closing up but global weather is becoming more extreme and damaging. Maybe time to get the sprays out and open that hole a little more to tame the weather.


3 posted on 11/05/2018 9:33:36 AM PST by VietVet876
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Earth's ozone "layer" was never in jeopardy.

Its a self healing process.

If there is less ozone in a region, then more radiation enters the atmosphere, strikes the water, and creates more ozone.

4 posted on 11/05/2018 9:34:34 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: G Larry

It is amazing to me how libs never ask “what if i am wrong?”. If they were right the hole should be bigger than ever.

The thing is that the left is not as much about ‘science’ as they think they are... (just as they really don’t care about minorities, gays, poor or anything else they claim) They only REALLY want POWER, and the truth be damned, manipulate the lies to get their agenda, and who cares about the people...

They are not about ‘science’. They are about ‘political science’, otherwise they would be following the scientific method with their “Global warming” scam, which is really just socialist redistribution of wealth.


5 posted on 11/05/2018 9:41:17 AM PST by Wildbill22 ( They have us surrounded again, the poor bastards- Gen Creighton William Abrams)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I make my own ozone at home.


6 posted on 11/05/2018 9:41:38 AM PST by New Jersey Realist ( (Be Nice To Your Kids. They Will Pick Out Your Nursing Home))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
More protection: UN says Earth's ozone layer is healing.

Super, great, fine, and dandy. UN sure knows how to make folks feel good. /S

7 posted on 11/05/2018 9:43:49 AM PST by GoldenPup
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Still, we’re all gonna die.


8 posted on 11/05/2018 9:44:32 AM PST by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know. how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: VietVet876

Earth’s Ozone Layer was never in trouble, from halogenated hydrocarbons or even CO2.

The reason? Most fluorocarbon or chlorocarbon compounds are MUCH heavier than the primary constituents of the atmosphere (oxygen and nitrogen), and do not rise to stratospheric heights, where the ozone layer exists. Same goes for CO2.

Ozone is created when the high-altitude molecules of oxygen (normally O2) are bombarded with UV radiation, causing a fracture of the oxygen molecule into two mono-atomic oxygen atoms, which are INFINITELY more active than diatomic oxygen molecules. These highly active atoms immediately bond with an unfractured oxygen molecule, forming the ozone molecule, O3, which goes to make up the ozone layer on an ever-renewing basis in the upper atmosphere.

Of course, this is a highly reversible reaction, two O3 molecules reverting to three O2 molecules, but in the process, UV radiation has been absorbed and deflected from reaching the earth’s surface. The energy from the UV radiation is converted into heat, which is radiated off from the upper atmosphere as that part of the atmosphere turns away from the sun, with the fall of night.


9 posted on 11/05/2018 9:48:42 AM PST by alloysteel (In my defense, I was left unsupervised.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

>> and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole <<
wow, never knew there were a whole bunch of people in the Antarctic spray painting and using hair spray back in the 70s


10 posted on 11/05/2018 9:49:35 AM PST by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: Wildbill22

Seeking power, they instill fear, using LIES!


11 posted on 11/05/2018 10:05:49 AM PST by G Larry (There is no great virtue in bargaining with the Devil)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“...As a result, the upper ozone layer above the Northern Hemisphere should be completely repaired in the 2030s and the gaping Antarctic ozone hole should disappear in the 2060s, according to a scientific assessment released Monday...”

Another steaming pile of horsesh*t.


12 posted on 11/05/2018 10:17:18 AM PST by carriage_hill (A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: Pollard

Apparently it all rose to the top of the planet like we are living in one giant plastic snow globe.


13 posted on 11/05/2018 10:32:14 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Translation: We can’t get the U.S. to play along with our scam, so we gotta end the scam.


14 posted on 11/05/2018 11:05:32 AM PST by Tell It Right (We don't lose in Baton Rogue!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Since Chlorine is heavier than air along with all of its molecular compounds, how did it manage to get to upper atmosphere Ozone Layer to destroy it?

Funny how if you repeat something often enough, it becomes a life of its own.


15 posted on 11/05/2018 11:09:00 AM PST by Zathras
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

UN necessary...


16 posted on 11/05/2018 12:11:21 PM PST by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 $215.71 from 50% increase in 1.2183 yrs)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FINALLY?????

This has been known for YEARS... where are they finding these headlines?


17 posted on 11/05/2018 12:13:48 PM PST by HamiltonJay
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

There was actually a realistic solution proposed for filling the ozone hole. But you need to know about the problem first.

Ozone exists over a very broad, 3D layer in the atmosphere, but even at its densest, there is very little of it in a cubic meter of atmosphere. But that is not the problem, which is the “hole”, over the Arctic, where there is almost none at all.

So why not “patch the hole” with replacement ozone?

Use an airship to cruise around the interior of the hole, spraying ozone about. Sure it will take thousands of tons of frozen ozone, but eventually the hole will begin to contract.


18 posted on 11/05/2018 12:52:51 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Liberals have become moralistic, dogmatic, sententious, self-righteous, pinch-faced prudes.)
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To: alloysteel

How dare you try to use real science to commit heresy.

When I had to get a refrigerant license in 1995, the first paragraph of the Government Booklet stated:

We know there is NO conclusive evidence that cfc’s are destroying the ozone layer, but we feel the need is too great to take a chance....

I was grandfathered in, they sent me the test and answers to fill out and mail in.


19 posted on 11/08/2018 2:18:41 PM PST by eyeamok
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