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Ozone Layer Depletion – A Hole in the Sky

Ozone Layer Depletion – A Hole in the Sky

Ozone (O3) is a pale blue colored gas which consists of three oxygen atoms, and creates a shield for us in the Earth’s stratosphere, about 160,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. It absorbs most of the Sun’s UV radiation. Scientists believe that as global warming and greenhouse gases increase in the atmosphere, the protective ozone layer will get weaker. This is because as the Earth’s surface temperature rises, the stratosphere will get colder, making the natural process of ozone layer repair slower.

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