Thursday, January 12, 2023

Ozone Layer

 From around the mid 80s to, say, the mid 90s we used to hear constantly about the hole in the depleting ozone layer and the existential threat ultra violet radiation posed to life on earth.

Then one day, suddenly the coverage stopped. I just cynically assumed it was a victim of the attention span engendered by the 24 hour news cycle: Windows 95 released, Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing, Nerve Gas attack Tokyo Subway, Barings Bank collapses, A Car Bomb devastates Oklahoma City Federal Building on 19th April , after a NATO bombing campaign against Serb artillery the Balkans War comes to an end and a cease fire is agreed and Javascript is seen and used for the first time.

Not so it seems. Human action to save the ozone layer has worked as hoped, and it may recover in just decades, the UN says.

My faith in human nature, while not restored may also recover in decades.

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