Today in this article, I will show you how you can write a newspaper report on Ozone Layer Depletion. So without much delay let’s jump in.
Ozone Layer Depletion
By Peter James
January 1, 2015; New Delhi: The increasing global warming and ozone depletion made our research more about the harmful effects and how does it increase? The findings were astonishing since most of it was caused by our invention. The ozone layer is a protective covering present in the atmosphere. This ozone layer protects us from the harmful ultraviolet radiations.
These ultraviolet rays have harmful effects on human health, starting from first degree burns to immune system damage. The harmful effects were so intense that by the time we started reducing the use of substances that caused ozone depletion there were already holes.
The use of substances such as chlorofluorocarbon also known as CFCs in refrigerators is also one of the main reasons for ozone depletion. Day by day the thickness of the ozone layer declined for years until we found the reason for the ozone depletion. So as to ensure that ozone depletion occurs no more the UNEP initiated the Montreal protocol.
The Montreal Protocol was an international treaty made to protect the ozone layer. This treaty had a very big initiative in making different countries understand the importance of the ozone layer and also made different countries sign the treaty.
Ozone Layer Depletion Over Arctic Regions
By Susan Mark
August 2, 2016; Bombay: The ozone depletion in the Arctic regions have caused holes in the ozone layer. It is predicted that there will be no further large depletions as of 2010 – 2011, in which there was about 38% recorded loss of Arctic stratospheric ozone.
However, there are still chances for strong dynamical variability in the Arctic which means that ozone depletion events like that of 2010 – 2011, may still occur in case the ozone-depleting substances do not return to their values of 1960. The difference in ozone content in the polar regions is due to different weather patterns.
The cold temperatures help in the formation of clouds, particularly known as stratospheric clouds, these provide surfaces for the production of forms of chlorine and bromine which rapidly destroy the ozone layer since they are chemically active.
Reports show that in recent years there were unusually cold winters in the Arctic compared with the past 30 or more years. These persistent conditions enhance ozone depletion. This happens due to the increased production of chlorine and bromine in the atmosphere. Thus necessary precautions and actions are taken to reduce ozone depletion over the polar regions.
How Ozone Depletion Affects Life
By Zeus Matthew
September 16, 2018; New Delhi: World Ozone Day is celebrated every year on September 16th to spread awareness among people about the depletion of the Ozone layer. The Ozone layer helps in reducing the amount of ultraviolet radiations that reaches the surface of the Earth. The depletion of Ozone causes severe effects on the health of people.
It may cause skin cancer, sunburns, eye cataracts, blindness and it may also damage the immune system. The main reason for the depletion of the ozone layer is industrialization. About 90% of the ozone depletion is caused by the industries and their toxic emissions.
Industries emit a large amount of chlorine and bromine which enhance ozone depletion. Since Delhi is filled with varieties of industries, there is a huge amount of pollution along with enhanced ozone depletion. It also affects animal health causing skin and eye cancer.
Ultraviolet radiation also affects plant and crop growth. It reduces the quality of crops, also results in minimal plant growth which eventually leads to higher chances of soil erosion and carbon cycle. Hence, people should try to reduce the use of substances that enhance ozone layer depletion.
Ozone Day Campaign
By Natasha Luke
September 16, 2017; Kerala: Ozone day is celebrated worldwide on 16th September. This year we had organised a campaign. This was done in order to make the common people understand the importance of the ozone layer and to teach them not to use things that deplete the ozone layer.
Like the use of chlorofluorocarbon and halocarbons which are used in refrigerators, air conditioners, large chillers, aerosol sprays also in blowing agents for making plastic foam. There were demonstrations to arouse awareness among the common people.
School students were taught the importance of the ozone layer and asked to reduce the usage of ozone-depleting substances. They were taught the importance and the role ozone layer plays in our daily life. During the public demonstrations, we asked people to reduce the usage of artificial pesticides that also plays a role in the depletion of ozone.
We explained to the common people that ultraviolet radiation not only causes harmful effects on humans but also affects animals and plants in many ways. It may cause skin and eye cancer in animals whereas in plants it may reduce the rate of plant growth and production which will eventually result in soil erosion.
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