Ozone Hole Shrinks, Finds Itself at Its Smallest in 10 Years

Specialists say the ozone hole over the Antarctica is way smaller than it used to be

By on February 13th, 2013 10:43 GMT

Information made available to the general public by the European Space Agency says that, according to their latest measurements, the ozone hole over the Antarctica is now way smaller than it used to be.

More precisely, it seems that said hole now finds itself at its smallest in 10 years, meaning that human society's phasing out the use of chlorofluorocarbons (i.e. CFCs, organic compounds containing only carbon, chlorine, hydrogen and fluorine) is finally beginning to pay off.

Certain people are yet to become aware of it, but the fact remains that, deep down inside, they very much love the ozone in our planet’s upper atmosphere.

This is because its floating above our heads shields us from sunburn- and skin cancer-causing UV radiation.

The researchers in charge of monitoring this ozone hole are quite confident that, should things continue to unfold in this manner, the hole may completely close by the year 2050, sources report. 

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