whole world is worried about the Ozone layer. What is the feat behind the same and What can be the best mode of protecting to it- Let us discuss:
The earth's atmosphere is
divided into several layers, and each layer plays an important role. The first
region extending about 10km upwards from the earth's surface is called the
troposphere. Many human activities like mountain climbing, gas balloons and
smaller aircrafts operate within this region.
The next layer, extending about 15-60 km is called the stratosphere. The ozone
layer is mainly found in the lower portion of the stratosphere from
approximately 20 to 30 kilometres above
earth, though the thickness varies seasonally and geographically.
Even though Ozone is only
a small part of the gases in this layer, it plays a vital role because it
shields us from the sun's harmful UV rays. It is called Good Ozone, for obvious
reasons—because it protects humans, life and animals on earth.
The ozone layer protects the earth from the suns UV Rays. If the ozone
layer is depleted by human action, the effects on the planet could be
Ozone layer is wearing
out in the stratosphere. Unlike
pollution, which has many types and causes, Ozone depletion has been pinned
down to one major human activity.
Depletion of the ozone layer has consequences on humans, animals and
plants. This typically results from higher UV levels reaching us on earth.
Industries that manufacture things like insulating foams, solvents, soaps,
cooling things like Air Conditioners, Refrigerators. These substances are
heavier than air, but over time they are carried high into the stratosphere by
Depletion of Ozone has
ill effects on humans, plants, marine life etc.
Sadly, there isn’t much humans can do to replenish the depleted Ozone,
as it tends to recover slowly by itself. All we can do is to be more
responsible with our manufacturing needs. This is not enough. It is always best
to talk and discuss problems than to do nothing at all. This is why learning
about Ozone depletion, is the most important step towards a safe environment in