The ozone layer is recovering

The ozone layer is recovering

It is redirecting winds around the globe!

The ozone layer, over Antarctica, continues to recover and leads to changes in atmospheric circulation. So, it affects the movement of winds on the Earth's surface.  

With the help of data from satellites and climate simulations at the University of Colorado Boulder, models were created with the movements of the winds. Of course, the recovery of the ozone layer is due to the protocol signed in 1987 to reduce the production and use of substances that reduce ozone thickness.

Before 2000, airwaves moved from the southern hemisphere to the North Pole. Still, the tropical wave of Hadley cell, which causes tropical rain bands, hurricanes, and subtropical deserts, had grown negatively affecting the climate on the planet.

These waves showed small changes in 2000, so scientists felt that the ozone layer's recovery was responsible for this. These waves also caused changes to the climate of the planet with positive action in temperature and precipitation.

Of course, scientists stress that carbon dioxide emissions are constantly increasing in contrast to the declining ozone layer.

The layer is expected to reach the 1980s levels a decade from now for the northern hemisphere and 30 years from now in the southern hemisphere. While Antarctica will reach those levels a little later, in the 2060s.

Of course, the change in the ozone layer is not enough. Each of us must put its own effort in reducing its own emissions of carbon dioxide and reduce plastic waste.

The times we live in now, confined in our homes, give us the opportunity to reflect and find ways through an individual and collective effort to solve the problem we have caused on our planet