Ozone layer is healing!

24 October 2020 # Hope

The phaseout of controlled uses of ozone-depleting substances has not only helped replenish the protective layer for future generations but is also helping guard human health by filtering harmful rays from reaching Earth.

Since 2000, parts of the ozone layer has recovered at a rate of 1-3 percent every ten years, the latest Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion estimates. At projected rates the “Northern Hemisphere and mid-latitude ozone will heal completely by the 2030’s, with the Southern Hemisphere repaired by the 2050’s, and Polar Regions in the following decade.

Regenerating the ozone has helped curb the effects of climate change - with approximately 135 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions from 1990 to 2010 averted by a strong protective shield.