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Ozone layer has stopped shrinking

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posted on Aug, 31 2005 @ 07:43 PM
According to U.S. Scientists, the Ozone layer has stopped shrinking. They claim that the international agreements to lower emmisions of greenhouse gases has worked. While the ozone layer is still below normal levels, and still allowing high levels of UV light, the diminishing ozone has finally stabalized, and even grown thicker in some places.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- The ozone layer has stopped shrinking but it will take decades to start recovering, U.S. scientists reported on Tuesday.

They said an international agreement to limit production of ozone-depleting chemicals has apparently worked, but the damage to ozone has not been halted completely.

An analysis of satellite records and surface monitoring instruments shows the ozone layer has grown a bit thicker in some parts of the world, but is still well below normal levels, the scientists report in Wednesday's issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research.

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Perhaps this will be a cotinuing trend. If this is true, then we are actually seeing something that limits industry to certain production levels actually work. They say it will be decades before it fully replenishes itself, but at least we've got it started. Hopefully we don't do anything to screw this up anytime soon.

[edit on 31-8-2005 by DarkHelmet]

[edit on 27-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]

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