The Ozone Layer Might Recover By 2045

Emily Meneses

The ozone layer has been getting better and might fully recover by the year 2045 due to many scientists and global groups banning ozone-depleting chemicals that mainly cause the ozone layer to fade away in the first place.

The ozone layer is a thin layer in the earth’s stratosphere that protects it from ultraviolet radiation that causes skin cancer and crop damage. Scientists in 1985 saw a hole in the ozone caused by chlorofluorocarbons. Scientists say the recovery is gradual and will take many years. If current policies remain in place, the ozone layer is expected to recover to 1980 levels—before the appearance of the ozone hole—by 2040, the report said and will return to normal in the Arctic by 2045. Additionally, Antarctica could experience normal levels by 2066.

Another quote from LinkedIn said, “Trends indicate a full ozone layer recovery by 2040 will take place across the planet, excluding the poles: the ozone is expected to bounce back to 1980 levels and pre-crisis levels over the Arctic by 2045 and over the Antarctic by 2066. So keep holding on, South Pole property owners; good times are just over the horizon.
The action that averted the disaster helped prevent many people from developing skin cancer and cataracts over the years.As well as helping slow down global warming, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) said, “This would have been a catastrophe.” It has been said that if the ozone-depleting chemicals hadn’t been banned, the global temperature would have risen by 2.5 °C at the end of the century. Records of Antarctic recovery have mentioned that the Antarctic ozone layer has been recovering slowly since the 2000s.

If politics stay calm and there are no war outbreaks, then climate change will be very well directed to recover to the levels in 1980 before the ozone hole appeared.