World Ozone Day 2021: Keeping us, Our food & Vaccines cool

World Ozone Day 2021: Keeping us, Our food & Vaccines cool


Life depletes when Ozone Depletes. We know that life would not be possible without the Sun. But keeping into consideration the amount of energy emanating from the Sun, it would be too much for life on earth to be sustained if it were not for the Ozone layer. Sun emits harmful ultraviolet radiation and the Ozone layer acts as a protective stratospheric shield, hence making our life as we know it possible.

Today, i.e 16th September is observed as International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer or World Ozone Day. In order to keep in check on substances that deplete the Ozone layer, a deal named Montreal Protocol was signed by almost every country in the year 1987 and subsequently, in 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed this day as the World Ozone Day.



The history of the day to preserve the future:

The blue planet is blessed with natural substances that have kept life on this planet intact. For years now, humans have made their contribution to bringing the planet in peril and one of the examples is harming the environment as a consequence of depletion of the stratospheric layer of gas that safeguards people on earth from harmful cosmic rays.

To take actions against this, and to curb the existence of all the substances that add to the ozone depletion, Montreal Protocol came into existence where countries from across the globe decided to curb substances such as:

– Aerosols
– Chlorofluorocarbon
– Halons



 

Source – News on air

 

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