Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Report: Ozone Hole Has Shrunk by More Than Four Million Square Kilometers

Report: Ozone Hole Has Shrunk by More Than Four Million Square Kilometers: In the period from 2000-2015, the hole in the ozone layer shrank by more than 4 million square kilometers—nearly a billion acres—according to a new report in the journal Science.

During the 1980s and into the 1990s, news of a massive hole in the ozone layer caused worldwide panic, stoked by everything from rumors of sheep being blinded by increased atmospheric radiation to the fear of a skin cancer pandemic and even comparisons to “AIDS from the sky.”

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