Posts Tagged ‘Ozone Protection’

After 30 years of protecting the ozone layer, some reasons to be cheerful

It sometimes feels as if environmental news is never good news, but that certainly isn’t true when it comes to the ozone layer. The UN has announced that the ozone layer is showing “signs of recovery…


During  1985 to 1987 the world leaders had difficult negotiations to save the Ozone Layer. But when the going gets tough, tough gets going. UNEP’s 2014 Scientific Assessment for the first time provides the  first signs that ozone is on the upswing. In particular, if you look at observations in the Northern mid-latitudes at an altitude of 42 km, we see that ozone has increased over the 2000 to 2013 period. 


Environmental news can be good news 

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“If not us, who? If not now, when?”

Image“If not us, who? If not now, when?” These words reverberated at the round table in The White House, Washington DC. Temptation to hazard a guess on who said it is overwhelming. Some may probably speculate that these words emanated from the secret meeting of the supreme military command of USA before Iraq was attacked.Wrong.

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