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The Causes:
Effects of Ozone Depletion
Cody Tate
Buena Vista University

Author Note
“Prepared for Laura Brauhn’s Globalism Seminar”

Abstract
This paper will explore what exactly ozone depletion is. It will talk about the definition of ozone depletion and what some of the things are that causes it. This paper will connect global warming with ozone depletion. This paper will give you examples of both biological and environmental. The main thing this paper will talk about is verification that the ozone layer is getting smaller. It will talk about the technologies that are used to test the ozone layer and exactly how much smaller it is getting.

Keywords: ozone depletion, global warming, verification, technologies

The Causes:
Effects of Ozone Depletion
Have you ever wondered what protects us from the Sun’s violent rays? Well that would be the ozone layer. Without the ozone layer the sun would burn many different things up on earth, including us as humans. There are lots of concerns that the ozone layer is depleting. There are certain causes for this and most of them have to do with the choices we are making her on earth.

The ozone layer is a belt of naturally occurring ozone gas. The ozone layer sits 9.3 to 18.6 miles above Earth and serves as a shield, protecting us from the harmful ultraviolent B radiation emitted by the sun. The ozone is a highly reactive molecule that contains three oxygen atoms. It is constantly being formed and broken down in the high atmosphere region called the stratosphere . Ozone depletion, which is what everyone is concerned about, is the destruction of the upper atmospheric layer of ozone gas, caused by substances formed from breakdown of ozone depleting substances.

There are many concerns that the ozone layer is deteriorating due to the release of pollution containing the chemicals chlorine and bromine. These chemicals are called “ozone-depleting substances” (ODS). ODS are...