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Arctic Ozone Levels in Never-Before-Seen Plunge


Environment  (tags: ozone layer, stratosphere, weather )

Suzane
- 2992 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The ozone layer has seen unprecedented damage in the Arctic this winter due to cold weather in the upper atmosphere.By the end of March, 40% of the ozone in the stratosphere had been destroyed, against a previous record of 30%.



   

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Teresa W (782)
Tuesday April 5, 2011, 5:06 am
sadly noted
 

Shirley S (187)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 3:02 am
It is a WORRY!
 

Carol H (229)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 4:40 am
not a good situation. thanks for the post Suzane
 

Trequl M (170)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 8:29 am
Noted with thanks.
 

Shannon Hudgens (18)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 11:46 am
sadly noted:-(
 

Tamila mendoza (177)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 12:26 pm
noted, thank you for the information!
 

Ian Donelson (149)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 1:00 pm
noted
 

Charles B. (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 1:18 pm
A certain group of people will not believe this took place!!!!
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 1:37 pm
If we keep cutting down our trees and keep polluting like we are, their want be a Ozone to worry about. Something needs to be done for wind power, solar power to save the world so it can regenerate it's self. I feel the ozone every year when you notice climate changes different than normal. This should be a wake up call to Global reform.
 

Janyce S (12)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:09 pm
Notedwith sadness for the future of the planet
 

Voula Hatz (24)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:16 pm
:(
 

Lisa N (202)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:25 pm
Read this in my morning paper. Just plain sad!!
 

Claudia O (73)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 2:40 pm
It looks like we are in deep trouble.
 

Monica D (580)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 3:29 pm
This sounds concerning.
 

Alicia N (87)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 3:31 pm
This is very, very sad.............
 

Leonard A (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 4:07 pm
Run around and flap your arms while yelling 'go away'. It will have as much effect as anything else we can do and it has the bonus of giving you a bit of a workout.
We are setting off on the very beginning of a downward ride and it will be a minimum of 50 years for what we do today to begin to have an effect.
Have you not noticed the aroma of this creek we are up and if anyone sees a paddle then please sing out.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 5:43 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Susanne R (236)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 7:33 pm
If the World Meteorological Organization is advising people in Scandinavian countries and Greenland to "look out for information on daily conditions in order to prevent any damage to their health," then this situation must be quite serious. And the projections suggesting that the Antarctic ozone hole will not fully recover fully until 2045-60 are very disturbing.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 9:01 pm
This is very interesting and makes you wonder whats to become next. I've always wondered if early detections of earthquakes can be done this way as an ozone is looked at. This Ozone article has had me thinking every since it was posted. Be nice to know where all these ozone holes are around the world. I think we all would be in shock.
 

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Wednesday April 6, 2011, 9:35 pm
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Justin R (0)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 10:39 pm
I tracked ozone depletion since the late 70s' – so have scientists, politicians and corporations, most like to a greater depth than I – yet, in spite of “collective” intelligence, ignorance and greed rule supreme. One thing is for sure: it will affect as us equally.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 10:47 pm
This is making my heart stop...but we need to know the truth to STOP this! Thankyou!
 

Ruth R (246)
Wednesday April 6, 2011, 11:26 pm
noted shared
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 12:26 am
ALL THE POOR ANIMALS AND HUMANS THAT LIVE UP THERE.ONCE AGAIN AT THE MERCY OF MANS DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOR
 

Cindy Black (61)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 12:46 am
Noted with irritation, frustration and sadness. But not surprise.
 

William Y (54)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 4:48 am
Can't wait for the right wing-nuts spin on this.
 

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 10:03 am
Noted. Thanks for posting this very informative article Suzane.
If the scientists can't really figure out the Artic Ozone, then how can we know. We have had way more cold weather and snow than other years, but I noted that Yellowknife and even Inuvik's temperatures some days were warmer than ours in North Central Alberta.
One small thing I have noticed over the last two years is that my husbands caps
in summer become very faded during the summer months and they have never faded like this before..also his t-shirts.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 11:37 am
With all the fuss over global warming, we tend to forget that this is still an ongoing issue.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 7, 2011, 6:27 pm
Homo sapien effects.
 

Jacki Hileman (20)
Saturday April 9, 2011, 8:59 pm
I wonder what will happen when the ozone is all gone ?
 

David E (1)
Monday April 18, 2011, 4:14 am
noted
 

jane richmond (10)
Wednesday June 15, 2011, 8:06 am
noted
 
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