Monday, October 23, 2006
Our ozone now is having a huge hole which about 10.6 million sq miles or 27.4 million sq km. See blue shadow in the picture above, no kidding, it's really bigger than North America! On top of that, what's more important, it's nearly all of the ozone in the layer between 8 and 13 miles above our Earth's surface had been destroyed. Sigh...I feel like suddenly a nuclear bomb going off in my head!
Ozone depletion caused mainly by human-produced compounds that release chlorine and bromine gases into the stratosphere. These high chlorine values covered the entire Antarctic region lately and this ozone depleting caused the Antarctic stratosphere weather is fluctuated.
Experts' prediction, during the next 10-15 years, despite measures already taken, the ozone layer will be critically thinned. It is only after this crisis that we can envision its gradual restoration, which will probably last until the middle of the 21st century.
However, we still can help to slow down the ozone depletion by our behaviour as a consumer. I think this is extremely important.
Choose only goods with the label "ozone friendly," declaring the absence of substances dangerous to the ozone layer
Please look for this labels:
Sometimes, we're too busy with our own daily lifestyle, our businesses online or offline, routine work but...
Don't forget that WE, too, can help!