Scientists discover four new ozone-hostile gases
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Scientists of the Utrecht University have discovered four new atmospheric gases that are currently a threat to the ozone layer.
Three new types of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s) and one new hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) were detected. Investigators are not entirely sure where these gases are coming from although they have been banned since 2010.
Researchers are positive that the gasses must have been created by human civilisation at the peak of the industrial revolution. Most of these gases were most probably released during the production of pesticides and solvents for cleaning electrical components.
CFC breakdown occurs at such a slow rate that it can take anywhere up to half a century before they are structurally disintegrated. In the meanwhile, the ozone layer is not getting any thicker and global warming is on the rise.
The effects of global warming have been noticeably on the increase considering the typhoon in the Philippines last year and the recent flooding events that have been occurring on a more frequent basis at locations around the world.