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Ozone layer will be completely HEALED by the 2060s: Holes in the upper atmosphere are recovering at 1 to 3% per decade, a UN study says

The ozone layer that shields life from cancer-causing solar rays is slowly recovering, a UN study has revealed.  A hole was found in the ozone layer above Antarctica in the 1980s as a result of harmful chemicals being pumped into the atmosphere.  This has allowed large amounts of ultraviolet light to reach Earth unabated and has been linked to an increase in skin cancer diagnoses.  Severe bans on the manufacture of these products has seen the hole in the ozone recover at a rate of one to three per cent per decade, scientists have now found.  This process reverses the damage done by years of dangerous depletion and is expected to be fully repaired by the 2060s, the study revealed.  Read more...

 

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