posted on Aug, 24 2003 @ 11:36 PM
I would like to see the actual data behind this, before I believe that this is the fault of *global warming* again...
Ozone Hole Almost Closed, Now Record Size
A year ago, we wrote that the ozone hole over the Antarctic was finally closing. Now "the growth at the moment is similar to 2000 when the hole was a
record size," says Australian scientist Andrew Klekociuk. At that time the hole explanded to 10.9 million square miles, which is three times the size
of Australia or the U.S. Why is this happening?
Australian scientists think this is due to colder temperatures in the stratosphere, which is where the ozone hole forms. Warmer temperatures in the
troposphere below it, caused by global warming, mean that warm air no longer reaches the stratosphere, so global warming may be undoing all the good
we've done by restricting CFC spray can emissions that destroy the ozone layer. As our climate changes, the ozone hole may become a permanent,
[Edited on 25-8-2003 by dragonrider]