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Ozone layer hole reaches Argentine and Chilean Patagonia

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013 - 05:31 UTC
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The hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica stretched for the third time this year to reach cities in the south of Argentina and Chile according to the Izaña Atmospheric research centre in Tenerife, Canary Islands. Read full article

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  • lsolde

    You'd better cover up sr Think.
    No going out without your broadbrim hat & flowing cloak.

    Oct 22nd, 2013 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DennisA

    So all the claims about the Montreal Protocol saving the planet aren't true then? Still, DuPont got their new refrigerants out.

    There is actually no “hole” in the ozone layer, just a thinning, which happens cyclically, as with climate changes.

    Oct 22nd, 2013 - 11:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    @1 Isolde
    Didnt you know that Thinko has gone into hibernation in his ozone hole? There he rests,wrapped in his patriotic poncho, dreaming dreams of the misty Malvinas Islands

    Oct 22nd, 2013 - 11:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • malicious bloke

    @2, the whole thing with CFCs and HCFCs is that they are ridiculously stable, its why they were used in the first place. Even though no one really uses them since 1996 it could take a century or more for them all to break down completely.

    And even then, the chlorine radical reaction that starts once they break down doesn't have a terminating step. So yeah, we're still (retroactively) causing damage. Give it 200 years and you might see a bit of a recovery.

    Oct 22nd, 2013 - 05:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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