It is great to see evidence of international treaties having a beneficial effect on the earth’s atmosphere. We should use this achievement as proof that the international community can work together to combat climate change.
The Antarctic ozone hole would have been 40% bigger by now if ozone-depleting chemicals had not been banned in the 1980s, according to research. Models also show that at certain times, a large hole would have opened up at the other end of the globe. The Arctic hole would have been large enough to affect northern Europe, including the UK, scientists say.