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Montevideo, September 24th 2018 - 17:51 UTC
United Nations officials hailed on Tuesday the progress made in reducing damage to the ozone layer and the vital role played by one of the most successful environmental treaties in history in phasing out ozone-depleting substances. Read full article
The assessment by 300 scientists noted that the recovery is attributed to the collective action through the Montreal Protocol, which has led countries to carry out policies to reduce and then phase out their use of ozone-depleting chemicals. At the same time, the report called for the same level of urgency and unity to tackle the challenge of climate change.
There never was a problem with the ozone layer, it is changing all the time and the reports of its passing were greatly exaggerated. It is another example of lab experiment extrapolation to the real world. It doesn't pan out because there are so many variables, known and unknown and we don't even know how many unkown variables there are.
The attempt to claim a success for global action is part of the attempt by the UN to promote even more global governance than we already have.
@ 1 DennisA
Damn, you beat me to it.
I quite agree with DennisA that this is just another manufactured crisis. It began with refrigerant producers seeking to get R-12 banned (as lighting manufacturers are doing with incandescent light bulbs) so that they could sell similar (but less effective) products at higher prices. The government officials who were being bribed to effect this change, seeing an opportunity to expand their power by having another area to tax and/or regulate, not only went for it, but took it worldwide.
The ozone destruction theory isn't much different from the theory of man-made climate change. Both are based on tenuous and convoluted propositions, and driven by hype and the fake science of incomplete and inaccurate computer models, relying on unlikely and unproven assumptions.
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