Marking International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, WMO Highlights State of the Ozone Layer, Links to Climate Change
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16 September 2008: Marking International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, which was celebrated on 16 September 2008, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released data showing that the ozone hole is already larger in 2008 than it was in 2007, emphasized that the need for continued ozone measurements to monitor the ozone hole, […]

The ozone hole of 2008 is larger than in 2007 16 September 2008: Marking International Day for the
Preservation of the Ozone Layer, which was celebrated on 16 September 2008, the
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released data showing that the ozone
hole is already larger in 2008 than it was in 2007, emphasized that the need
for continued ozone measurements to monitor the ozone hole, and highlighted the
Montreal Protocol’s climate benefits.

The release also emphasized the
atmospheric interactions between ozone and climate change, saying that the
cooling effect of greenhouse gases on the stratosphere, coupled with possible
increased moisture, appear to facilitate ozone depletion and could delay
recovery of the ozone layer. [WMO
Press Release
]

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