What is Happening to Our Threatened Ozone Layer?

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The Montreal Protocol was agreed in 1987 and implemented two years later.

The Montreal Protocol is a landmark international agreement conceived as a measurement to protect planet Earth’s ozone layer. It is also the first environmental treaty to receive worldwide support.

The Montreal Protocol has legally enforced the phasing out of ozone-depleting chemicals that damage the protective ozone layer. 

But how does our ozone shield protect us, how did we first realize it was in danger, what have managed to achieve since then, and how can we continue to protect it? We answer all these questions and more.

When was the ozone hole discovered? Source: Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2014, 84 pp., World Meteorological Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, 2015./via

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