Scientists have reported that the shrinking process taking place currently in the earth’s ozone layers is something of joy to people of the Antarctica and people everywhere. The atmospheric layer protecting the earth is starting to heal up, and this will protect people from developing skin cancers and other medical conditions that are results of direct exposures to harmful ultraviolet rays.
Since the 1980s, scientists have noticed a giant hole in the ozone layer above the Antarctica, and this was said to be a result of global warming and harmful ingredients like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) that were commonly used in home appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners, and also in aerosol cans. But since world leaders in the Montreal Protocol banned the use of CFCs in 1987, a substitute has been developed and used by manufacturing companies and this has helped reduce the amount of harmful chemicals thinning out our ozone layer.
Although scientists are just starting to notice a significant healing process and recovery in the ozone layer, a panel of 300 scientists that were constituted to report on the environmental situation to the UN every four years report that a major recovery will have occurred by 2050 and a complete recovery should take place around 2075 in the affected Antarctica.
According to Mario Molina, a researcher that won the Nobel Prize for his research into the ozone layer, “it’s a victory for diplomacy and for science and for the fact that we were able to work together.” This recovery of the ozone layer is just starting to be noticeable 30 years after the Montreal Protocol was signed, and after major countries of the world have taken up the campaign to protect the world and the ozone layers from harmful industrial chemicals.