Have you noticed that everything that happens is blamed on global warming, or will end up causing global warming? I'm getting a little skeptical.
Today from Environmental Catch-22?: Mending Ozone Hole May Worsen Climate Change
Now scientists are suggesting that the elimination of chemicals that were opening a hole over the poles, in the protective ozone layer, may close the hole. Good news! Kinda, but not really, now they think this may make global warming worse too.
Decades of chemical pollution have damaged the ozone layer of the upper atmosphere that shields Earth from the harmful effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays, each summer eating a hole over the South Pole that expands to nearly the size of Antarctica. But since 1996, when an international treaty banned the culprit chemical refrigerants and propellants (known as CFCs, or chlorofluorocarbons), the size of the seasonal tear has been shrinking—and scientists predict it may stop forming by the end of this century.
You would think that was good news. But atmospheric scientists caution in a new study published in Science that sewing up the rift in the ozone (a type of oxygen) layer may exacerbate another environmental woe: climate change.
So, should be go back to hairspray aerosols? Or, are we finding that these scientists don't actually have it down yet? I heard today that the cows create more pollution that all the cars on the entire globe .... MR. Gore?