An alarming note was revealed by some scientists who predict that the Southern Hemisphere ozone hole is bigger than its usual form. Interestingly, its size has surpassed the size of Antarctica.
This Thursday, the European Union’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service said, “The ozone hole, which appears every year during the Southern Hemisphere spring, has grown considerably in the past week following an average start.”
Chief of the EU satellite monitoring service, Vincent-Henri Peuch had said, “Forecasts show that this year´s hole has evolved into a rather larger than usual one. We are looking at a quite big and potentially also deep ozone hole.” Peuch also noticed that the previous year’s ozone hole augmented significantly but later remained for a much longer duration, preceding the records.
Montreal Protocol is an international treaty signed in the year 1987, which was brought into effect by 1989. This was initiated by the developed and developing countries to safeguard the ozone layer by curbing the elements contributing to its deterioration.
The ozone is known to absorb hazardous ultraviolet sun rays. However, as per the staggering situations, the depletion of ozone is enabling a direct contact of the sharp radiation to the Earth. This will lead to umpteen possible disadvantages to the living organisms.