Hope for Climate Change After Evidence of Ozone Healing

Hope for Climate Change After Evidence of Ozone Healing

Pablo Campana, minister of Production, Foreign Trade and Investment, stated at the opening ceremony that 'being the venue of the Meeting of the Parties shows our country's compliance with the Montreal Protocol, and this is an ideal formu to spread the commitment by the national government to the industrial and sustainable development.

At the current rate, the ozone over the northern hemisphere and mid-latitude are on track to heal by the 2030s, with the southern hemisphere following in the 2050s, and the polar regions by 2060.

The hole in the ozone layer is getting smaller and smaller.

Montzka said if the source of the new emissions could be identified and contained, the damage to the ozone should be minor. The fact that the ozone layer plays a decisive role in countering excessive amount of solar radiation and ultraviolet rays, so that the task of saving and restoring a place of honor is not the first decade. While the area heated up to alarming levels, it would have heated up even more if the ozone layer hadn't been depleted, according to report co-author Ross Salawitch, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Maryland.

About thirty years ago, was issued the so-called Montreal Convention on substances that Deplete the ozone layer - namely in 1989, when the world's environmental community are keenly aware of the need to address the devastating effects of various chemicals on the ozone layer of Earth's atmosphere.

The ozone layer has been depleting since the late 1970s.

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"The Montreal Protocol is one of the most successful multilateral agreements in history for a reason", Erik Solheim, head of UN Environment, said in a press release.

Global warming, also called "climate change", is a huge problem that mankind must work together to solve.

The Montreal Protocol followed soon after, and has become one of the biggest success stories for environmentalists. Scientists raised the alarm and ozone-depleting chemicals were phased out worldwide. PVC manufacturing has surged in the last couple of years in China, its main hotspot. HFCs, used mainly in refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat pump equipment, are thousands of times more harmful to the climate than CO2.

This agreement is now projected to reduce future global average warming in 2100 due to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from a baseline of 0.3-0.5-degrees C to less than 0.1-degree C. Cross your fingers all goes as planned.

"It's really good news", report co-chairman Paul Newman, chief Earth scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, told the Associated Press. "Every bit of warming matters", said World Meteorological Organization Secretary-General Petteri Taalas.