Saturday, October 21, 2006

Hope you have LOTS of sunscreen...

For those of you who have little scientific knowledge, the ozone layer helps protect us from harmful rays from the sun. Well, that protection is depleting, as this story bears witness to...

If you’re going to Antarctica, put on your sunscreen. According to NASA and NOAA scientists, the ozone hole above the Earth’s Southern Hemisphere is the biggest on record. In late September, the new hole reached 27.5 million square km. Even through most countries banned ozone-depleting chemicals many years ago, they’re expected to continue effecting the atmosphere for decades to come.

Click on the link for the full story. And put this under the 'fervent heat' file for future reference.

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