Storms Threaten Ozone Layer Over U.S.

4 – Weather

Daniella Almanza

Because of global warming, summer storms have become more common and pose a threat against the ozone layer over the U.S. Water vapor droplets are going as far up as 12 miles into the ozone layer (which is even dryer than a desert) and are causing it to thin in the summer months. Since this could be occurring, according to scientists, more ultraviolet rays are being let in to our atmosphere and increasing the risk of skin cancer due to the sun.

As global warming gets worse, the risk of storms becoming worse increases which also increases the threat to our ozone layer.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/science/earth/strong-storms-threaten-ozone-layer-over-us-study-says.html?_r=1&ref=science

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