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Ozone hole slightly smaller than average this year, according to NASA

Tuesday, October 29th 2013 - 00:10 UTC
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The ozone hole that forms each year in the stratosphere over Antarctica was slightly smaller in 2013 than average in recent decades, according to NASA satellite data. The ozone hole is a seasonal phenomenon that starts to form during the Antarctic spring (August and September). The September-October 2013 average size of the hole was 8.1 million square miles (21 million square kilometers). Read full article

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  • DennisA

    “The ozone hole is a seasonal phenomenon that starts to form during the Antarctic spring”

    Exactly.

    ”As a result, (of the Montreal Protocol), the size of the hole has stabilized, with variation from year to year driven by changing meteorological conditions.“

    This is a contradiction. First of all it is not a ”hole“. It is a thinning of the ozone layer. As with AGW they can give no measurement of the amount due to natural variation and they acknowledge the meteorological influence. It happens in Antarctica becuase of the extreme cold cold compared to the Arctic. There are some who would like to find a ”hole“ up there as well. The other issue is that there are also proven natural sources of CFC's which is always denied by the UN and their ”satellite” agencies such as the US EPA.

    Oct 29th, 2013 - 08:19 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • redp0ll

    Its all right thinko. You can come out now

    Oct 29th, 2013 - 05:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fido Dido

    OMG, GLOBAL WARMING..WE're all going to die..pay up those carbon taxes, because Al Gore, all those carbon nazis include the banksters claim: we're all going to die if we don't pay those darn carbon taxes..it's GLOBAL WARMING.

    Yawn..

    Oct 30th, 2013 - 04:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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