The ozone layer for the earth consists of a naturally occurring layer of gas which resides at 15 to 30 kilometers above sea level. The purpose of the ozone layer is to provide protection for life on earth from harmful ultraviolet B radiation from the sun. A recent infographic released by Distance Learning sheds light on the facts that contribute to the ozone layer's disappearance.
The infographic not only includes facts about the ozone layer's depletion but also dispels myths as well. There has been certain myths that suggest that volcanoes have caused some depletion, however, this isn't considered true. There are some instances in which volcanic eruptions inject hydrogen chloride into the atmosphere, however, the eruptions are considered too weak to reach the stratosphere. The main reason for ozone depletion is man-made CFCs.
Originally it was stipulated that the ozone layer just covers Antarctica. Although, there exists a huge hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica, there is empirical evidence that shows it's being depleted worldwide.
Distance Learning has taken the opportunity to spread awareness about the ozone layer through their infographic. However, they also offer valuable knowledge through degree programs focusing on environmentalism.
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