The nightmare future humanity avoided


The Montreal Protocol was designed to save the ozone layer, but it may have ended up saving the planet. Learn more about how the atmosphere absorbs radiation with Brilliant! https://www.brilliant.org/simonclark

A new paper this year examined the “world avoided” via the Montreal Protocol, and came to some shocking conclusions. It turns out that the ozone layer collapsing could have set in motion a disastrous sequence of events, creating a climate that hasn’t been seen on Earth for 25 million years within just one century. Just as well we listened to the scientists on this one, eh?

The previous video in this series: https://youtu.be/vxKcqM5aSA4

REFERENCES
(1) Global Ozone Research and Monitoring Project, ‘Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion: 2018’, WMO, 2018
(2) Yes I know that CFC emissions rose in China recently, but seemingly that has actually been cracked down on https://www.climatechangenews.com/202…
(3) https://treaties.un.org/Pages/ViewDet…
(4) GWP-100 data, taken from IPCC AR5 – https://www.ghgprotocol.org/sites/def…
(5) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22924…
(6) https://www.pnas.org/content/104/12/4814
(7) https://www.nature.com/articles/s4158…

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About agogo22

Director of Manchester School of Samba at http://www.sambaman.org.uk
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