The Ozone hole over Antarctic is healing
According to scientists the Ozone hole over Antarctic, is closing and Earth’s protective layer is healing.
The image above based on data acquired by the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA’s Aura satellite and the Ozone Monitoring and Profiler Suite (OMPS) on the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite, shows the hole on that day. Credit: Ozone Hole Watch. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.
This is an evidence that the Montreal Protocol, that banned the production and use of CFCs, is working.
Lead author of the study Susan Solomon, that was one of the scientists who called for the Montreal Protocol in 1987, said:
“What’s exciting for me personally is, this brings so much of my own work over 30 years full circle.
Science was helpful in showing the path, diplomats and countries and industry were incredibly able in charting a pathway out of these molecules, and now we’ve actually seen the planet starting to get better. It’s a wonderful thing.”
This is the first satellite image of the ozone hole, taken in 1985. It helped lead to ban the use of ozone-reducing chemicals.