Earth’s ozone layer is healing
The ozone layer is expected to recover to 1980 values by about 2066 over the Antarctic, by 2045 over the Arctic and by 2040 for the rest of the world
The ozone layer, which helps limit Earth’s exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, is on track to recover within four decades.
A new report has confirmed the phasing out of nearly 99% of banned ozone-depleting substances has not only succeeded in a notable recovery of the ozone layer (which lies roughly 15km to 40km above Earth’s surface in the stratosphere), it has also benefited from efforts to mitigate climate change...
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