Fixing the ozone hole adds to global warming

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    In 1985, scientists from the British Antarctic Survey found a giant hole in the ozone layer of Earth's atmosphere over the South Pole. This discovery prompted a largely successful international effort to ban CFCs, the chemicals largely responsible for man-made thinning of the ozone layer.

    Unfortunately, a new analysis from Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) suggests that stopping ozone depletion may actually increase global warming and speed up sea level rise. This discovery pits two important environmental missions against each other, while highlighting the complexity of our effect on the planet.

    SCAR's findings indicate that the extra radiation allowed through the atmosphere by the depleted ozone above Antarctica created wind patterns that cooled the eastern, more densely ice-covered, section of the continent. Those weather patterns partly protected Antarctic ice from the ravages of global warming.

    Now, as the hole in the atmosphere heals, those wind patterns will shift, fully subjecting the Antarctic ice to the effects climate change. According to SCAR, that means a rise in sea levels up to 4.6 feet greater than earlier predictions.

    Study Finds Ozone Hole Repair Contributes To Global Warming, Sea Ice Melt | Popular Science
     
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    YOU already tried this SHIT in another thread. You must be desparate...
     
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    With Depleting Ozone, Whales Get Sunburned...
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    Whales Get Sunburned Too
    August 30th, 2013 > Anyone who has experienced the searing pain of sunburn knows that too much sun can wreak havoc on your skin.
     
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    What is most incredible is what they call "science" in 2013. We grew up thinking "science" was about unambiguous and concrete.....stuff that could be rationally explained and reliably applied. In 2013, it virtually all makey-uppey stuff and promoted as "science".
     
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    No. What is even more incredible is how claimed perceptions vary with political positioning.

    What observations have you made that could justify the statement above? How much "science" are you exposed to on a daily basis? Do you have a subscription to Nature or Science or any other peer-reviewed journal? Do you have the faintest clue what you're talking about?

    Just askin...
     
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    Ozone hole over Antarctica beginning to heal...
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    'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole
    Thu, 30 Jun 2016 - Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.
     
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    I failed to see where it said anything about adding to global warming. UV rays making it through an ozone hole are a positive radiant forcing factor. Note the third item down:

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