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The Hole in Ozone Layer Has Shrunk to Its Smallest Since 1988

Offbeat  (tags: ozone layer, hole, world atmosphere, absorption, sun radiation, annihilation, chlorofluorocarbons, global warming, weather conditions, antarctica )

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The hole in the ozone layer is the smallest it's been 1988. This year the hole reached a peak of about 7.6 million square miles wide -- 1.3 million square miles smaller than last year. According to NASA, the hole in the ozone layer was largest in 2000...


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Past Member (0)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 6:59 am least temporarily...this is good news...but due to "natural variability and not a signal of rapid healing."

Leo C (312)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 7:05 am
thank you for sharing!

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 8:29 am
Thank you for this news. this is good. I didn't know the hole could shrink. I really hope that mining will stop, all types of pollution will stop, garbage everywhere will stop, etc...people of authority need to focus on natural issues to help the world. put the money in that - not mining, or building more factories, tearing up water areas, etc...

Sue H (7)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 9:00 am
Good to know.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 9:56 am
Noted, Thanks

Freya H (345)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:03 am
We must be doing something right. We may yet save the planet and ourselves.

Kimberly Wallace (0)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 10:18 am

Animae C (508)
Thursday November 9, 2017, 2:07 pm
i remember when world nations came together & phased out chlorofluorocarbons, i don';t think the hole would've shrunk without that move.

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