The Antarctic Ozone Hole — From Discovery to Recovery, a Scientific Journey

While the ozone hole has been considered by some as a solved problem, in fact its recovery is still many decades away and the effects and interactions of ozone depletion on climate change are just starting to be understood. On the 16th September 2011, embark on an investigative journey through the history and science of the ozone layer, the actions taken to address this major environmental threat and the consequences both for the ozone layer and climate system. This short film seeks out explanations and answers from the scientists closest to the issue.
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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    November 15, 2012 at 2:03 pm

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  2. johndaddyo444
    November 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    The key words in this video are “researchers apparently discovered”. Molina, Crutzen, and Rowland deserve to have their Nobel award stripped. Jonathan Shanklin is also severely deceived — his research looked up at one point (one column of the atmosphere), and did not measure chlorine levels. The data on ozone depletion has never been properly linked to an increase in the use of CFCs. Satellite data only show the changes in the ozone — not the alleged CFC atoms “splitting” into chlorine atoms.

  3. gbrownstrat
    November 15, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Ah, I see it was a mixture of both!

  4. Youronlyoneerika Cabrera
    November 15, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    @LaBam85 caluiido vallejo

  5. ssjcomix
    November 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    You are ignorant, do some research before you open your trap, or write your (dullard-minded) comment.

  6. gbrownstrat
    November 15, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    wow… was that misinformation or just plain stupidity?

  7. LaBam85
    November 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm


  8. alaskanbiker1
    November 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    His prediction has yet to be proven to ever occur. 50 years is an extremely small fraction of the age of the earth…

  9. edan10000
    November 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm
    game about the ozone holes

  10. phantomscolts1
    November 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    40 % OZONE loss Rt. after nuclear power planet. Japan Earthquake 4/11

  11. Noobpickle123
    November 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Thumbs up if you pee on the side of the toilet to make less noise.

  12. actuallytrue2
    November 15, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    yes, yes it is BUT that would require us to stop the montreal protocol. If i were you, i woulnt try this

  13. actuallytrue2
    November 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    said ozzy ozone…

  14. XOTheCrystalStarrOX
    November 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    That’s exactly why aerosol hairspray should be banned.

  15. demillara92310
    November 15, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I’m a bit concerned about this, to be honest.

  16. mcwolfus
    November 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Not quite right, go find some books on the subject and learn something.

  17. spanner Bernard
    November 15, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    is it possible for the depletion occuring over antartica 2 lead to destruction of the entire ozone later?

  18. a1exandearth
    November 16, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Wait a second, aren’t the ozone holes always above one of the poles on Earth? Isn’t the hole above the pole experiencing winter for like 6 months? Isn’t ozone created from the chemical reaction of sunlight and oxygen? Yea from what I’ve come to understand, this “ozone layer” is nothing more than the Ionosphere and anywhere there is a hole is just a place where the chemical reaction isn’t happening. Put that in your pipe n smoke it….

  19. Jessica Cray
    November 16, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Yeah, but like the dude said, if CFCs continued to be released into the atm then there’s 2/3 of the ozone gone. You can die from over exposure to UV radiation but I would rather not, thank you. There are alternatives than using CFCs.

  20. gluttonforpun
    November 16, 2012 at 12:58 am

    he wrote the year 200 on the graph. whoops

  21. dshiznit148
    November 16, 2012 at 1:20 am

    “and on the surface of these clouds are chemical reactions that convert chlorine compounds to very efficient compounds.” what?

  22. ssjcomix
    November 16, 2012 at 1:31 am

    The real reason behind this “BS. Documentary,” is to introduce the carbon tax law, the US. (Corporate Controlled Government) now wants to charge people for air: plants absorb carbon dioxide and monoxide thus giving off oxygen. The earth it’s self releases these gases naturally through volcanic activity and other craters…more than all, of mankind.

    There’s is a hole in the ozone, but that was cause by nuclear weapons tests, do the research, not meaning on those (Wiki sites)!

  23. atrios28
    November 16, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Well done

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