Ozone Depletion Countered

The collateral damage that human technology periodically wreaks upon our home planet can successfully be countered given the will and determination to do so. Such is the message of the latest report on ozone recovery in the upper stratosphere.

The evidence indicates that ozone continued to decline at a high rate from 1979 until 1997, despite the adoption of stringent limits on manmade gases synthesized from bromine and chlorine in the Montreal Protocol of 1987. But for the last decade, the level of ozone has stabilized or increased slightly. Scientists now anticipate a long-term recovery, and ultimate success in stemming the damage.

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