NAIROBI: Efforts to save the ozone layer in the face of global warming are beginning to bear fruit.
According to a report compiled by hundreds of scientists from around the world on Monday, the ozone layer has begun to recover as a result of a reduction in the use of ozone-depleting substances, and global warming will stop the Earth by the end of this century. It is expected to face a reduction of 0.5-1 degree in the rising temperature due to
The ozone layer is a protective layer covering the planet that prevents harmful ultraviolet rays from the sun from entering the Earth’s atmosphere.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) used in everyday items have been found to be harmful to the ozone layer, human health and the environment in past studies.
In 1987, dozens of countries signed the Mobility Protocol, under which signatories committed to phase out the use of CFCs.
Ozone levels in the Antarctic are expected to return to their 1980 levels by 2066, the Arctic by 2045 and the rest of the world by 2040, according to a report published on Monday.
According to the latest report, the recovery of the ozone layer is great news, said Meg Seki, Executive Secretary of the Environment Program of the United Nations Ozone Secretariat. The Montreal Protocol to reduce climate change may not be more effective than this. In over 35 years, the agreement has become a true champion for the environment.