As new research resurfaces, we get to know better the importance of protecting the ozone layer. There are many reports and information about climate change and its effects, and they are real, frightening, and worrying. As people proved in the past that we could join to protect the environment, we could expect now, the same thing. The Montreal Protocol in the 1980s has permitted the ozone layer to heal. Such a thing inspired and encouraged researchers today to have another look at this issue. A team os researchers discovered that the Montreal Protocol’s mission did indeed slowed down climate change by approximately 25%.
The ozone layer, as we know it, supports Earth to keep its livable status by reflecting away the Sun’s harming radiation. In the mid-1980s, however, researchers identified a large hole in this layer over Antarctica. Not long after that discovery, around 200 United Nations countries united and signed the Montreal Protocol. They forbade the use of chlorofluorocarbons, CFCs, which were pinned as the issue.
Climate Change Impact Will Decrease If We Save The Ozone Layer
The team of researchers simulated the global climate utilizing two various plots. First, it was with the Montreal Protocol, covering the period when it was established in the 1980s to present. The second plot observed how things would have developed if the Montreal Protocol never established. They projected both scenarios into the future, utilizing a conservative estimate of 3 %/year. Their results indicate that a lot of measures of climate change were drastically better off under the Montreal Protocol. Another way around would have brought negative consequences. The average global temperature is estimated to reach at least 1C, cooler by mid-century. The same figure increases between 3 and 4C in the Arctic.
Rishav Goyal, the lead author of the study, released significant statements about the research. He stated, “Remarkably, the Protocol has had a far greater impact on global warming than the Kyoto Agreement, which was specifically designed to reduce greenhouse gases. The success of the Montreal Protocol demonstrates superbly that international treaties to limit greenhouse gas emissions really do work.”
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