Movement Control Orders (MCO) and lock downs all over the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak has caused a great deal of joy to mother nature as animals and plants alike rejoiced without the presence of humans.
Though, despite reports of better air quality in various places in the world, as well as postings online that the ozone layer has been improving, it seems that the unintentional efforts are still not enough.
As according to NBC News, a second ozone hole of record breaking size has opened up over the Arctic. Tenacious cold temperatures in the polar region and unusually quiet ozone dynamics have caused evident depletion of the earth’s protective ozone layer over the Arctic.
“It’s an unusual event. There is some Arctic ozone depletion every year, but it’s more extreme in 2020 than in most years,” said Paul Newman, chief scientist for Earth sciences at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.
The atmospheric ozone layer functions as earth’s protection, shielding the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation from the planet’s surface. But due to human-made chemicals known as chlorofluorocarbons that has been eating away at the ozone layer for the past century, the ozone layer has been thinning, with one ozone hole already discovered back in 1985 over Antarctica.
Though in 2019, the ozone hole over Antarctica was reported to be at its smallest ever, as its size fluctuates every year.
Considering the fact that this second hole is the largest so far over the earth’s northernmost regions, we might be in serious trouble if we don’t act quick before it grows bigger or more holes appear.
What do you think about this? Let us know in the comment section.
JUST IN: Swimming Pools Are Now Allowed To Be Open For Water Sports Training
Minister of Defence, Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri bin Yaakob has just announced in a live broadcast that swimming pools will...
JUST IN: Resorts World Genting Confirms That They Will Be Reopening Starting 19th June!
Guys, this is not a drill. Genting Highlands will officially be reopening by this weekend to the public after an extended closure due...
JUST IN: Setapak Barber Confirmed Positive For Covid-19, 40 Close Contact Cases Identified
In an update from the case of a barber in Setapak allegedly testing positive for Covid-19, our Health Director-General Dr...
JUST IN: Barber in Setapak Suspected To Be Positive For Covid-19 Only After 2 Days of Opening Barbershop
UPDATE: Health Director-General Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has come forward to mention that the barber’s diagnosis has not been officially...
BREAKING: SPM & STPM Students Will Return To School By 24th June
In his latest live telecast to the Malaysian public, Education Minister Dr. Mohd Radzi bin Md Jidin has announced that...
Tired Of Comparing Prices On Different Websites? This ONE App Helps You Do That, Gives You Cashback & MORE
Nowadays, more and more Malaysians would prefer to do their shopping online rather than in physical stores. This is because...
Stronger, Faster & Smarter: Here’s Why M’sians Can’t Wait to Get the HUAWEI P40 Pro+ Dropping This Friday!
In case you didn’t know, we’re just a couple of days away from the launch of the HUAWEI P40 Pro+...
The New Normal Reveals 6 Things M’sians Do That Unknowingly Help Spread Germs & Bacteria Faster
Life has been a lot more different since the Movement Control Order (MCO) was implemented on 18 March 2020, almost...
- Social Stories21 hours ago
Malaysia’s First Ever Drive-In Cinema Will Be Opening Soon!
- Social Stories17 hours ago
Lee Chong Wei Writes Heartfelt Post After Lin Dan Announces Retirement
- People23 hours ago
21-Year-Old Malaysian Makes Over RM100,000 By Selling Used Furniture!
- Social Stories18 hours ago
Man Suffers Through 4 HOUR Erection Because Of Covid-19