Scientists Report Ozone Hole Smallest Its Been in Nearly 30 Years

Published: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 - 10:59am
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The hole in Earth’s ozone layer this year was the smallest it’s been in almost 30 years, since 1988.

Each September, scientists from NASA measure the hole over Antarctica; they say its reduced size this year was strongly impacted by ‘an unstable and warmer Antarctic vortex.’

Here to explain is Kevin Gurney, a professor in the School of Life Sciences at ASU — he studies the global carbon cycle and climate change.

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