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Good News

Turn on any news program and learn what to fear and who to blame, and what death and disaster blanket the world that day. So where’s the good news?

Right here!

Every Tuesday, find a new piece of good news and remind yourself that the world isn’t all darkness. We have a new ‘Good News’ drop down menu, and as the weeks pass by we’ll create a collection of good news which will build up and remind us all of what the news forgets: there’s good stuff happening too.
These segments are in plain English. They are short, easy to digest and explore topics of all kinds. Hyperlinks to further information are included, if you’d like to read a little more in depth.

Our first good news segment is a simple one:

The damaged ozone layer is repairing itself. There is a hole in the ozone layer over Antarctica, and efforts to repair it began 30 years ago.

Since the start of the new millennium the hole has shrunk by 4 million square kilometres.

What’s being done?
Part of the problem were certain man-made chemicals (chlorofluorocarbons), that used to appear in all sorts of products, like aerosols and fridges. The use of these chemicals harmed our ozone layer, and since the 1980s they have been phased out.
It was hoped that this would help heal the ozone layer, and now we know that it does. It’s a slow process for the ozone layer to heal, but scientists predict it will be fully repaired by the mid-century. 

What does it mean for us?
As the ozone continues to heal, we enjoy a growing protection for our skin and eyes. These breakthroughs also show us that the scientific community is achieving big things.

Determined people achieve big things, and our earth is so powerful and complex, and that’s good news!

Have a fabulous day 🙂

 

For the folks interested in additional information, here are some links:

https://www.livescience.com/55250-antarctic-ozone-hole-healing.html

https://www.space.com/39315-nasa-satellite-shows-healing-ozone-hole.html

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/antarctic-ozone-hole-healing-fingerprints/

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