La capa de ozono podría recuperarse en unas pocas décadas
January 10, 2023 - El éxito de un acuerdo de 1987 para detener el uso de químicos que dañan la capa de ozono significa que ésta puede recuperarse en unas pocas décadas.
Restoration of the ozone layer is back on track after China largely eliminated emissions of the chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11).
A gaping hole in the ozone layer was discovered by scientists in 1985. Two years later, the Montreal Protocol was signed by 46 countries, promising to phase out harmful chemicals blamed for eating away at the ozone layer.
If current policies are adhered to, the ozone layer will be restored to pre-ozone hole values at different times:
2040: Globally, excluding Arctic and Antarctic
2045: Arctic Circle
It should be noted that although the depletion of the ozone is harmful – allows more ultraviolet radiation from the sun to reach the ground – it is not a major contributor to climate change.