Ozone Depletion

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““It’s absolutely stupid that we live without an ozone layer. We have men, we’ve got rickets, we’ve got rockets, we’ve got saran wrap – FIX IT””, said Lewis Black, a comedian. If only it were that easy. However the ozone continues to be depleted because of deforestation. To understand this topic, one must understand what the ozone and deforestation are. The ozone should be protected at any cost. If we fail to protect our ozone, the earth will become one big frozen and lifeless ball. First and foremost, to understand the ozone one must understand deforestation and the ozone layer.

The removal of a forest or stand of trees where the land is thereafter converted to a no forest use is known as deforestation. Removing trees without an adequate re-growing of forests ha conclude in damage to biodiversity loss, habitat, and aridity. Deforestation arises on a large scale due to death of ascribed value. The removal of trees both naturally coming about and human stimulated, in multiple countries is an oncoming issue. Among countries with a per capita GPD of at least US$4,600, net deforestation rates have ceased to increase. Changes to climate conditions, desertification, and displacement of population are caused by deforestation.

An irritating, corrosive, colorless gas with a smell something like burning electric wiring is known as the ozone layer. It is also a bluish gas that is formed by three atoms of oxygen. The form of oxygen that humans breathe in consists of two oxygen atoms, O2. When found on the surface of the planet, ozone is considered a dangerous pollutant and is one substance responsible for producing the greenhouse effect.

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...chain. Effects on animals will also be severe, and are very difficult to foresee. Oceans will be hit hard as well. The most basic microscopic organisms such as plankton may not be able to survive. If that happened, it would mean that all of the other animals that are above plankton in the food chain would also die out. Other ecosystems such as forests and deserts will also be harmed. The planet's climate could also be affected by depletion of the ozone layer. Wind patterns could change, resulting in climatic changes throughout the world.

Works Cited

“Deforestation” WIKIPEDIA. 27 March 2011

Sparling, Brien. “The Ozone Layer” NAS. 30 May 2001

“The Ozone Layer” NOAA. March 30 2010. March 28, 2011

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