by Taetske | 2:02 pm
(Last Updated On: June 1, 2019)

Some good news, the Ozone Layer is recuperating

 

Often when nations come together to discuss some important matter which affects our planet and all her living things, humans included, the results are not always satisfactory. Lots of talking, multiple meetings and then, in the end, nothing tangible is reached.

 

universe

Universe

 

The Montreal Protocol

One of the exceptions to this general rule is the Montreal Protocol. It was signed on the 26 of August 1987. The reason for an environmental meeting in Montreal was to address substances which deplete the ozone layer and to see how and when a reduction of these harmful substances were possible.

These dangerous substances, after having been released into the atmosphere through the venting of refrigeration gases, aerosol propellants, solvents, blowing agents for insulation foams, fire extinguishers and a host of other items, were making the ozone hole bigger each year.

The ozone layer in our atmosphere is vitally important because it blocks some of the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the surface of the earth. A particular kind of UV called UV-B can increase the risk of skin cancer, cataracts, and a suppressed immune system in humans. UV-B exposure can also damage terrestrial plant life, single cell organisms, and aquatic ecosystems.

The Montreal Protocol entered into force on 16 September of 1989, after the first meeting in May of the same year in Helsinki. New meetings followed over the years to see if the measures taken were followed by all and to discuss its effectiveness.

The fact that the ozone hole was getting bigger every year was very worrying. It is crucial for the survival of all living things on the planet, to have a good ozone layer. As mentioned, ozone blocks some of the UV-B but as the hole gets bigger, the increase in energy hitting the earth surface will also cause more ice to melt and that again causes new problems for the total world. If the arctic ice melts it causes big problems for the animals living there.

 

polar bear and no ice

Polar bear and no ice

 

The Antarctic versus the Arctic

One has to distinguish between the Antarctic, which is the South Pole to the Arctic, which is the North Pole. Animals that live in the Arctic include the reindeer, polar bear, arctic fox, narwhal, walrus, and the musk ox. Polar bears burrow into vast snow banks to have their babies, then in the springtime, go hunting on the ice. If the ice is too thin, it is difficult for them to hunt. In summer the ice might completely disappear putting the survival of the polar bear at risk.

Animals that live In the Antarctic include the Adelie Penguins, Chinstrap Penguins, Leopard seal, Elephant seal, King Penguins, Emperor Penguins, and Killer Whales.

 

emperor puinguins

Emperor Penguins

 

By September 2006, 19 years after the Montreal Protocol was signed, the Antarctic ozone hole had grown to its largest extent ever and that was worrying scientists and people alike. For 40 years, scientists had been warning of the dangers if the ozone layer (which surrounds the earth) would be damaged by ozone-depleting chemicals.

The reduction of these harmful substances has brought to light a secondary but a very important fact. Ozone-depleting substances are also very potent greenhouse gases. Reducing them has a positive result on the climate as well.

 

 

The health of the Ozone layer and human health

In a 2015 report, it was mentioned that the Montreal Protocol will have a positive impact on human health. When the ozone layer is intact it will prevent 280 million cases of skin cancer, 1.5 million skin cancer deaths, and 45 million cases of cataracts in the U.S.

What is the current state of the Ozone Hole? Well, the opinions vary. Some say it is getting smaller while others say there are no studies which can prove this.

 

antarctica

Antarctica

 

The Ozone Hole is getting smaller?

It seems that the Antarctic ozone hole is slowly but surely reducing in size. This is good news and shows that the collective effort in reducing harmful chemicals has produced this positive fact.

Still, there is also bad news and scientist are still trying to find the reason or reasons for this phenomena. The ozone near the equator and in the middle latitudes of the globe continues to get thinner.

All this shows that there is still a considerable dis-balance and we cannot lower our guard. We have to realize a healthy ozone layer is vital for all living beings on this earth. We need it to survive.

 

Our modern inventions are harmful to the ozone layer

I think by now it is obvious for everybody that modern life inventions like fridges or air-conditioning, harms our environment and especially the ozone layer which protects us from harmful UV radiation. Up too now, we somehow know what we are confronting. Even if not enough is being done to maintain the ozone layer in a healthy state most people realize it is important.

Sadly there is an imminent danger one does not hear anything about. On this danger, there currently are no studies available. Neither are there any studies in the making and no funds are set aside to investigate. When you ask the question “How will high-frequency microwave radiation affect the ozone hole.”, Wikipedia replies “The page How will high-frequency microwave radiation effect the ozone hole, does not exist.”

Why did I ask this question? Well, lately I have been writing about radiation in its different forms. From Wifi, microwave ovens, smart meters, cell phones, and 3G and 4G in general. It all influences our health and already there are many documented cases of people so sensitive to all this radiation they have to move to areas which still are, kind of, radiation free.

 

cell tower

Cell Tower

 

Hundreds of studies on 3G and 4G

There are many studies on 3G and 4G warning for the harmful effects. Especially babies and small children should be protected from these radiations. Sadly big technology companies do not have our safety in mind. They always need to bring to the market new and more powerful things. It seems that the public demands this. People are not informed about the health hazards and therefore always want the latest available.

Even if all this does not sound good, each person still has the ability to decide to participate in this electronic race. To have the latest smartphone is not an absolute necessity to all people yet. At least you can choose to buy it or not, and you decide the amount of time you give to this electronic device. If you do not have it glued to your ear 24 hours a day your brain will not suffer from constant radiation.

 

 

DefenderShield EMF Protection

 

 

The Global threat of 5G

Something big is coming our way and with big, I do not mean good. We are on the verge of having 5G imposed upon us. We were not asked if we wanted this and neither are we informed about the health hazards this new upgrade will present.

Companies would probably hide any negative information they might have on this new radiation but the fact is no studies exist. There are so many studies on the dangers of radiation but it did not stop those companies from inventing more dangerous ones.

 

 

The contamination from satellite launches

20.000 satellites will be launched into Earth orbit in 2019. The launching of these satellites will cause environmental harm as each launch will release ozone-destroying chemicals. Then, those satellites will be up there emitting their harmful 5G radiation. On a daily basis, they will send their harmful 5G radiation to the earth penetrating the ozone layer. The ozone layer could end up looking like a Gruyere cheese. Just try to visualize this for a moment. I find it awful that we are not informed about these dangers when actually we have a right to know.

 

protect our world

Protect our World

Conclusion

Come and think about the idiocy of it all. On one side we have been trying to repair the ozone layer and now we will destroy it.

If you are worried for yourself, your family and world citizens then you can put your name on the manifest to join a Global Protest against 5G.

https://5gspaceappeal.org/sign-the-appeal/

 

Source:  Wikipedia

Photo Source: Pixabay

If you have also written on the dangers of 5G I would like you to contact me. I would add your post here so people can read it. The first post is of my friend Jenna. She lives in Hawaii and is also worried about Gaia.

https://liveup2you.com/would-you-like-to-live-in-a-microwave-oven/

 

Perhaps you like to also read my previous post on 5G

How To Save Our Future Generations From 5G Danger

Comments

Sammynathaniels

Being a chemical engineer, I really understand the severity of this matter. While in the university, I majored in environmental engineering, not for any other reason but to contribute my quota in saving the planet. Increase in sophisticating of modern technology is not in any way good to our ozone layer, but we can still reach a compromise by making strict laws guiding our actions and the extent of the use of these technologies.

 When I first heard about 5G technology, as an environmental engineer, I was concerned about its impact on the ozone layer more than any other issue raised about the new technology. As you’ve rightly put it, most of these technologies are not just necessary because we are paying a far greater price for it… I think world leaders need to revisit this case and set up new measures to protect our planet. 

Regards

Sammy

Mar 04.2019 | 08:21 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Sammy,

    Thank you for visiting my website and leaving a comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Aint that something? My better half, who emigrated from the U.S. to Spain in August 2016 is also an environmental engineer. That is probably why we get along, most times.

    I am still to writing world leaders as I think most of them will be completely unaware of the dangers. I did not write to president Trump as I know he supports this new technology. I am sure though he has no clue what it really means.

    When you look at the long list of scientists and other known people who have set up this manifest it is clear there are people in this world who do worry. Have a look at the long list with studies on radiation. I hope you will sign this manifest and pass it on.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 05.2019 | 01:44 pm

Jenna Foster

Aloha Taetske!
Big Mahalo for all your beautiful and so important work! Together with the ice bears, we are already sitting on very thin ice! I hope many people read it, wake up and become active. I know we can stop it! It is only a matter of RIGHT decisions and right acting. I also hope many people will understand that they don’t do anybody a favor! They are helping and rescuing themselves! WE need to stand up for Gaia and Life! And for OURSELVES!
Big MAHALO, dear friend! Keep warning!
Sending you Love and Light to the beautiful Costa del Sol! May it stay that beautiful forever!
Aloha, Jenna

Mar 04.2019 | 08:27 pm

    Taetske

    Goodmorning Jenna,

    Thank you for your comment and the post you wrote. The more people talk and write about 5G the better. Only if we all unite this horror can be stopped. You are right, the ice is more than thin already and there is no time to lose. Future generations will not believe we let this happen. Thank you for your support.

    Con un Abrazo from the south of Spain, Tatske

    Mar 05.2019 | 07:23 am

Darko

Very, very informative but worrisome article. It turns out that the human race is trying to destroy itself, it goes for profit through the corpses. It is incredible human stupidity, but I think it all starts because of moneygrubbing.

Wondering about the situation around the current state of the ozone holes. I do not understand why this is not closely followed. Are there any funds missing or something else?

Mar 04.2019 | 08:28 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon Darko,

    Thank you for your comment and your visit to my website. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    I do not think it is not closely followed or that no funds are available. I think that the Montreal Protocol is a set of rules or requirements and scientists are checking its effectiveness. The same as they have done these past years. The collecting of data takes time, perhaps a whole year and then a special report has to be written and confirmed by other tests. In total a rather time-consuming task which then supplies kind of older data, not data of yesterday so to speak.

    Now with 5G, we have no data, no studies of any kind we only know it will be implemented, just like that and on a global basis. No good to hear in a couple of years, sorry, the ozone layer has gone missing. By that time we all will be like fried chickens.

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 05.2019 | 02:06 pm

TJSchlenker

It’s great to hear that the Montreal Protocol has had this kind of positive effect on our environment. Tremendous!

I’m confused as to your air conditioning comment, though. I’m aware that we USED TO use R-22 in those, which was bad for the Ozone. Now, however, the industry has switched to EPA-recognized R-410A refrigerant, which is chlorine-free, and thus is considered ozone-friendly.

Have you heard something different to suggest it’s not??

Thanks.

Mar 04.2019 | 08:35 pm

    Taetske

    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for your comment. Did you download your free PDF?     

    Like you, I am happy to hear the Montreal Protocol (the Protocol) is reaping some benefits. However, it has not gone all that far. 

    I did not mean to confuse you but my comment was that the Protocol was working because it called for the elimination of CFC’s and ultimately HCFC’s.  But the chemical you mention (R-22) won’t be completely phased out until 2030. 

    The Protocol initially called for the stepped faze out and elimination of the production of some CFC’s by 1996. One particular CFC group was called Freon (trichlorofluoromethane – R-11, and dichlorodifluoromethane – R-12 are examples) and it was being discontinued at the time of the Protocol but was completely phased out under the Protocol time line.  It was replaced by HCFC’s which included the compound you mentioned Chlorodifluoromethane – R-22. These chemicals (HCFC’s) were only subjected to the Protocol phase-out in 1996 and a complete phase out will occur in 2030.

    You are correct that HCFC’s will be replaced by hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs – e.g., R-410A and R-134a) which do not contain chlorine but you also must consider that HFC’s such as R-410A have a much higher global warming potential (CO2e of 1725). (This information is from Wikipedia and may be a couple of years old.)

    Looks like it is a choice of which poison you want.

    I still think that 5G is going to have additional impacts to our precious ozone layer.

    Regards, Taetske

    p.s. The technical part is from my better half, he is an environmental engineer.

    Mar 05.2019 | 04:01 pm

Gomer

I find this article so valuable that I shared it immediately to my social media accounts right after reading it. Being someone who depends so much on the Internet to make a living (as operate a local Internet cafe here in our place), I look up to that development (5G) and I thought its implementation would be good for all of us. But after reading your article, my mind was opened to this other possibility and instead of desiring it, I now fear it. There’s nothing that we can do for now but to sign the petition. I’m signing it now, joining the global protest against 5G.

Mar 04.2019 | 08:41 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Gomer,

    I can understand this news has come as a shock. When I heard about it I was also very upset. Technology can be very good but not if it harms our health and the environment. Thank you for sharing this article on your social media, the more people hear about it the better as only then this horror can be stopped.

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my website. I hope you have downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Mar 05.2019 | 07:42 am

Antonio

Hi 

The chemistry of why the ozone layer is depleting is well understood, as chemist routinely deal with free radical reactions via UV light.  I wish companies have to do an environmental impact study, so that any new product or project is gauged via how much potential damage it has on environment. In this way harmful processes can  be change to less harmful one.  

I think the mining of the rare earth elements used in the components to make the smart phone, has more of the impact than the chemicals used in 5G. Companies need to be held to account on how much impact that they have on the environment. It is also up to the individual to take their own environmental impact as well.

Thank you for an interesting read.

Antonio

Jun 01.2019 | 08:39 pm

    Taetske

    Good Morning Antonio,

    Men make many harmful things. Harmful to our health and our environment. If all companies would be obliged to present thorough and in-depth studies proving their new product was harmless for sure there would be a lot fewer products on the market. It is in the interest of the companies to not make those studies so they can sell to the ignorant burger.

    So many things are being kept hidden from us, it is a real scandal. Do not think that the FDA or the EPA defend our interest and health. They side with the food companies, Big Pharma and technology companies at the cost of our health.

    I really believe we are going in the wrong direction. Recently I wrote a post on the danger of diapers for babies. 60 chemicals were detected in those diapers and these diapers are also polluting our environment. These diapers are sold by all the big companies and people do not know about it. At the moment I am writing Diapers II as smart diapers are coming on the market. Besides the 60 chemicals now the baby is being radiated 24 hours a day. We are not right in our heads. If there had been serious studies done these diapers would not be on the market. 

    One thing is known that all the toxins in our life make people dumber. Now we are putting 5G on top of ourself, does one need more proof?

    Thank you for your comment. I hope you downloaded your free PDF?

    Regards, Taetske

    Jun 02.2019 | 07:16 am

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