'Ozone hole vigilance still required'

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It may be the smallest ozone hole in three decades but scientists are warning against complacency.

, first alerted the world in 1985 that a deep thinning was occurring in the ozone layer above Antarctica each spring.The team's discovery, confirming the theoretical predictions of others, led to the Montreal Protocol.

Dr Shanklin and his colleagues at the British Antarctic Survey made their seminal observations at the Halley research station on the Brunt Ice Shelf.This became a major issue three years ago when BAS was forced to pull all winter staff out of Halley because of the uncertainty over the stability of nearby ice. It meant ozone measurements couldn't take place in those critical weeks when the hole begins to open.

Dr Thomas Barningham, who's implemented the novel Halley set-up, added:"Resuming springtime stratospheric ozone observations with the automated Dobson, for the first time since the winter closure of the station, is what the project is all about - maintaining long-term monitoring datasets that are of global significance.


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The sun has the biggest effect on climate. Can someone ask the sun to shine less brightly. Ty.

That's a blast from the past

it seems like astronomical law teaches students that the universe and all her gaseous vapours expand & contract yet the students upon this planet must argue that our atmsopheric gases are exempt from such a massive reality because of a superiority complex with parallel disbelief

The BBC has lost the plot. You are a media front for leftist agendas. Scrap the licence fee!

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