What’s good for the planet is good for us all! Remember how we saw the world healing at the beginning of 2020? Dolphins swimming in the canals of Venice, animals coming back into the city’s streets. Well, we can further aid the planet’s recovery.
According to New Scientist, the ozone layer may recover more quickly than initially thought. This is all thanks to the emission reduction in China of a banned ozone depleting gas.
Trichlorofluoromethane (CFC-11) – a tongue twister, isn’t it? Emissions of this gas mainly from eastern China declined after 2017. In 2019, there were 10,000 tonnes less than the average annual emissions between 2014-2017.
The healing of the ozone layer above Antarctica has been largely because of the Montreal Protocol which internationally agreed to ban the production of ozone-depleting substances, including CFC-11.