Since the 1970s, the ozone layer has slowly become thinner, now, the ozone layer is slowly being repaired.
In a rare -- and much-needed -- environmental win, a UN report says parts of the ozone layer could be fully healed by the 2030s.
October will be the time to make a decision that reverberates for generations to come.
"We can now be confident that the things we’ve done have put the planet on a path to heal," one scientist says.
There is a pattern: Deny the science, question the motives, exaggerate the costs, help the polluters. When they are wrong this often, but keep at it, you have to wonder whether they care about whether they're right or wrong, or whether they are performing some other service.
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Chlorodifluoromethane, commonly known as R-22, is a chemical compound used for refrigeration purposes. Although numerous home cooling systems contain this gaseous substance, R-22 reliance is currently being phased out in the United States due to its hazardous environmental impact.
Safer chemicals and more energy efficient technologies can provide cooling without severe climate implications. Shifting to these alternatives could avoid the equivalent of 12 times the current annual carbon pollution of the United States by 2050.
Shultz is correct. The mistake is being made by the field of Republican presidential candidates pandering to those in their base who deny that climate change even exists and that even if it did, the United States cannot do anything about it.
This year marks the end of large exemptions for a dangerous ozone-destroying chemical called methyl bromide -- an agricultural chemical then used mainly to kill soil pests in strawberry, tomato, and other vegetable-growing regions.