Tagged: CFCs

Tracking CFC emissions: a scientific mystery story - Lately, In Science

Sarah-Jane O'Connor May 23, 2019

Thirty years ago, in May 1989, global leaders gathered in Helsinki to sign into force the Montreal Protocol. You might not be familiar with it by name, but you certainly know its effects: the Montreal Protocol phased out the use of chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, and other ozone-depleting substances in an effort to reverse the damage to the ozone layer. It’s … Read More

Ozone hole 25 years on – signs of recovery? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin May 06, 2010

The journal Nature this week features a very interesting article from Jonathan Shanklin, head of the Meteorology and Ozone Monitoring Unit at the British Antarctic Survey and one of the three scientists who discovered the hole in the ozone layer 25 years ago. As Shanklin explains in the piece, which is summed up pretty well in this … Read More