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Massive Ozone Hole Remains Over Antarctic

Posted by feww on October 20, 2011

The 2011 Antarctic ozone hole peaks at 26.02 million square kilometers

The 2011 ozone hole over the South Pole reached its annual peak on September 12, exposing 26.02 million square kilometers (10.05 million sq miles, or an area roughly three times the size of the United States) of the Southern Hemisphere to harmful ultraviolet radiation.


Continued hacking and content censorship

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FIRE-EARTH will continue to update the 2011 Disaster Calendar for the benefit of its readers.

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WordPress Continues to Hack Fire-Earth, Affiliated Blogs

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Disaster Calendar 2011 – October 20

[October 20, 2011]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,609 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Planetary Scale Disasters. The 2011 Antarctic ozone hole peaked at 26.02 million square kilometers on September 12, exposing 26.02 million square kilometers (10.05 million sq miles) of the Southern Hemisphere to harmful ultraviolet radiation, NOAA reported.
    • The ozone hole reached its minimum of the season on October 9 when ozone levels dropped to 102 Dobson units.
    • The ozone layer which helps protect the Earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation is depleted by persisting manmade chemicals that reside in the atmosphere and help destroy the ozone.

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Arctic Ozone at Record Low: Scandinavia is Toast

Posted by feww on April 5, 2011

Damage to Arctic Ozone Layer Reaches Record High

Record depletion of Arctic ozone layer is causing increased UV radiation in Scandinavia: AWI

Ozone-depleting chemicals such as the chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and extended cold stratospheric temperatures have depleted 40% of the ozone in the stratosphere this week, against a previous high of 30%.

OMI Npole Image. Click images to enlarge.

OMI Global Image.

“Over the past few days ozone-depleted air masses extended from the north pole to southern Scandinavia leading to higher than normal levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation during sunny days in southern Finland. These air masses will move east over the next few days, covering parts of Russia and perhaps extend as far south as the Chinese/Russian border. Such excursions of ozone-depleted air may also occur over Central Europe and could reach as far south as the Mediterranean.”  Said Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association (AWI).

Atmospheric researcher Dr. Markus Rex of AWI was quoted as saying that the damage to the Arctic ozone layer is “unparalleled.”

The Arctic Ozone Hole. Image Source: AWI

“Such massive ozone loss has so far never occurred in the northern hemisphere, which is densely populated even at high latitudes,” AWI researcher Markus Rex said. More …

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The Largest Antarctic Ozone Hole

Posted by terres on September 17, 2008

Antarctic Ozone Hole Reaches Record High!

September 12, 2008

The area covered by the Antarctic Ozone Hole grew to 27 million km² on September 12, 2008

A Deserving Dedication

The Moderators would like to dedicate this year’s Antarctic ozone hole to the outgoing [hopefully] US president [sic] Mr GW Bush. Furthermore we invite all parties concerned to consider renaming the Antarctic Ozone Hole after GW Bush for his contribution to the worsening state of the world. During his 8-year occupation of White House, Mr Bush caused more damage to the world (environment, climate, humanity, security … ) than anyone else before him.

[It’s hoped that NASA employees responsible for Ozone Hole Watch retain the integrity of all data, and blow the whistle if they find any anomaly in the data sets, this year.]

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