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Tag: World Ozone Day

  • Thursday, September 15th 2022 - 10:28 UTC

    Ozone for life: 35 years of ozone layer protection

    Thanks to the Montreal Protocol, the ozone layer is healing and expected to return to pre-1980 values by mid-century

    This year, we celebrate 35 years of the Vienna Convention and 35 years of global ozone layer protection. Life on Earth would not be possible without sunlight. But the energy emanating from the sun would be too much for life on Earth to thrive were it not for the ozone layer. This stratospheric layer shields Earth from most of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. Sunlight makes life possible, but the ozone layer makes life as we know it possible.