posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 01:58 AM
Well, I spent a couple of years down on Australian Antarctic bases in the early seventies, and this ozone story goes back to at least those days.
The growing ozone hole was first noticed in the northern hemisphere.
Scientists theorized that it was probably caused by the new and very large high flying intercontinental jet airliners dumping exhaust into the upper
There is a vast amount of high altitude jet air traffic in North America and Europe, and the amount of jet fuel consumed boggles the mind.
Anyhow, part of our scientific program at the Antarctic bases was to measure the thickness of the ozone layer, using infrared absorption of sunlight
which the ozone layer blocks at some very specific infrared wavelengths.
The idea was to compare ozone thickness measurements in the northern hemispere with ozone thickness measurements in the southern hemisphere, to
"prove" the "jet fuel" theory. There was minimal high altitude air traffic in the southern hemisphere back then.
The results absolutely stunned the scientific world. There was an even bigger ozone hole growing down south, and it was growing even faster than the
ozone hole in the northern hemisphere.
Almost forty years later, we definitely have a huge problem with this.
The ozone layer shields us from deadly skin cancer causing ultraviolet radiation from the sun, that can be ultimately lethal to most life.
Kind of like a big ultraviolet sterilizer.
This UV radiation, along with many other types of particles and radiation from the sun is continually changing, and solar flares and CME's do
generate some pretty powerful bursts of UV, which the ozone layer used to block.
The ozone hole is only one problem.
Losing it creates a UV threat to every living thing.
The weakening earth's magnetic field is not related to the ozone layer, but the magnetosphere too is part of our protective shield against some of
the more energetic electrically charged high energy particles. These pose more of a threat to our technology than to us (directly).
But we are definitely going to see a very great increases in eye problems and skin cancer (melanoma) as the ozone layer thins.
And like the global warming hoax, I believe the ozone layer problem has a cosmic origin, rather than flourocarbons that science says is the
Companies like Dupont have made astronomical profits by having laws introduced to ban certain refrigerants, and introduce others. The cynic in me
says it too was all a money making hoax.
Nature is doing some bad things to us right now, but some corrupt and greedy people with only a profit motive are not helping in all this.
[edit on 1/3/2010 by Silver Shadow]