Antartic Ice Loss
Is the hole in the ozone layer causing climate change?
The hole in the ozone layer is causing climate change, right?
Well, that depends on which atmosphere and hemisphere we refer to. For example, did you know that the ozone layer is a greenhouse gas?
We know that the hole in the ozone layer over the South pole is a man-made catastrophe. One that returns every Southern Hemisphere Spring. We made this hole by use of CFC’s found in spray paint cans. We kicked a hole in it. This hole affects what scientist refer to as “atmospheric circulation.”
The Ozone Layer
The ozone layer is in our upper atmosphere. This layer protects us from UV radiation from the Sun. Scientists know that this hole causes increased temperatures of the troposphere. It also cools the stratosphere more than it heats the troposphere.
So the hole in the ozone layer does not explain Global climate changes. This reinforces the scientific communities findings that carbon emissions are a major culprit.
The ozone hole does not affect the climate in the Northern Hemisphere. Yet.
The Southern Hemisphere now experiences higher wind velocity near the pole. These winds affect the atmosphere right up to the Equator. If the hole increases, the effects must spread further.
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