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Study shows efforts to restore Earth's depleted ozone layer are 'on track'

If the policies and trends continue the ozone layer is expected to recover to 1980 values – before the appearance of the ozone hole – by around 2066 over the Antarctic, and by 2045 over the Arctic and 2040 for the rest of the world.

Scientists are hopeful that reducing the ‘ozone hole’ can help the planet heal
Scientists are hopeful that reducing the ‘ozone hole’ can help the planet heal (AN/Bhavya Pratap Singh/Unsplash)

GENEVA (AN) — The ozone layer is on track to recover within four decades, the U.N. environment and weather agencies reported, saying the global phaseout of ozone-depleting chemicals is helping to fight climate change.

A U.N.-backed panel of experts presented those findings on Monday to the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, the U.N. Environment Program and World Meteorological Organization said.

The U.N.-backed Scientific Assessment Panel to the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances publishes its assessment report once every four years.

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