The Ozone layer is depleting due to man made chemicals we use everyday; this depletion causes an increase in the risk of someone developing skin cancer, and is potentially life-threatening. The ozone layer is a gas that protects the earth from the dangerous UV rays emitted from the sun. (Freedman, page 2934) Due to man made chemicals, the ozone layer is depleting which causes many problems for sustainable life on earth. The rays entering the earth’s stratosphere without the ozone layer will cause damage to many things, such as someone’s eyes or immune system, aquatic life, or plants. Another one of the consequences of ozone layer depletion is that it will cause an increase in the risk of developing skin cancer.
When the non-biodegradable products in our waste are burned, they often emit gases that deplete the ozone layer in the atmosphere, which in turn allows more ultraviolet radiation to reach our living atmosphere, giving rise to global warming and rising sea levels. Now in this present world global warming is the major issue. Like in the North Pole and South Pole the ice caps are melting. This is just because of the failure of the ozone layer to block the ultraviolet rays coming from the sun. This means we are heading to the age of global warming.
Then, he explains how the carbon emissions affect the air quality and describes the air as “a rolling death smog that suffocates millions” (Wallace-Wells). This terrorizing and horrifying statement effects the audience and makes them panic about the air quality due to fossil fuel burning. Wallace-Wells’ inclusion of heartstopping and fear inducing descriptions of the consequences of climate change forces the audience to take another look at the issue as something that it is imperative to address. Emotions are influential and stick out in people’s minds, yet for these appeals to be effective, Wallace-Wells had to support them with facts and
When harmful ultraviolet-B rays (wavelength 240-320 NM) come through the atmosphere, the O3 molecules absorb the energy and one oxygen atom detaches from the molecule. The stray atom will eventually collide with another O2 molecule and ozone will be reformed. With this process, the level of ozone remains constant, as it has for millions of years.3 Recently, a number of chemicals have been found to aid in the rapid destruction of ozone. Most of these chemicals are compounds called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFC’s. It is difficult to ban them outright because they have hundreds of industrial uses.
This destroys our ozone layer and brings in too much UV rays onto the earth. There are many things that harm the ozone layer such as; cow’s flatulent and belches, factory smoke and the exhaust from all vehicles. These things, when released into the air start to break down the ozone layer and causes global warming. If we can reduce how much of this toxic air, that is being released into our atmosphere, we can slow down the decomposition of the ozone layer. This is why recycling may help stop global warming.
Global Warming is the Earth’s temperature rising phenomenon that causes the huge negative changes to Earth’s properties and effects on human daily life. At this time, Global Warming is the most important and complex international problem that the scientists from around the world has researched for the way to prevent the effects and determinants to make the Earth become better as before. One of the factors that cause Global Warming is Ozone depletion. Ozone depletion is the damage of ozone layers to become perforated that caused by the greenhouse gases that have created the ozone layers’ perforation of the Ultra Violet radiation from the Sun. However, the main cause of ozone depletion is emissions from artificial sources of halocarbons, called the Chlorofluorocarbons.
How are we effected by global warming and how can we stop it? Global warming directly effects everyone and everything on Earth. The concentration of greenhouse gasses is climbing at an alarming rate. Many negative issues will take place if nothing is done stop the destruction of the Earth's atmosphere. Humans, plants, and animals contribute to the cycle of life on earth.
Over the years as the human population increases the ozone layer is depleting at an increasing speed. Not only do humans affect the ozone layer, but a decrease in the ozone layer also affects the human population and even animals. Not only will our ozone be torn apart, but the air we breathe could eventually be toxic. As pollution increases, it also has a tremendous effect on rainfall. The toxins in the air are consumed by clouds and combined with water which will lead to acid rain.