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Ozone

This article was inspired by the following VOX video that went up recently (24 Nov) and solicited comments like:

"Ozone layer recovery is an environmental success story! It shows that collective action, guided by science, is the best way to solve major global challenges. This kind of good news should inspire all of us to join forces on keeping the earth's rising temperature as low as possible.  How awesome would it be if our editors could skip all the flooding/wildfires/extinction stories and could go straight to "How humanity achieved the 1.5 target and saved biodiversity hotspots".

Why you don’t hear about the ozone layer anymore? (9 min)

This was a pure propaganda piece. They were cherry-picking evidence and basically lying to the public who were lapping it up.  Most people will take it at face value and not bother to look beyond whatever supports their confirmation bias.  They will not look at the raw data or engage in any critical thinking.  The legacy media is utterly corrupt but people must bear responsibility as they have access to all the tools to determine the truth but they would rather believe a lie.  Are CFC’s good for the atmosphere?   Obviously not and anything done to reduce pollution is to be applauded but this video is not only over-simplistic it is plain wrong.

Magnetism and Ozone

Anyone paying attention knows that the magnetic shield surrounding the earth is undergoing an excursion and is weakening.  This effects the jet streams and allows more solar radiation to reach the earth.  The sun is directly responsible for depleting our Ozone:

The famous 1859 Carrington flare (Carrington 1859; Cliver & Svalgaard 2004) remains one of the most powerful solar storms ever documented, with a total energy that is estimated to have been erg (Cliver & Dietrich 2013). This event led to a globally averaged maximal decrease in the ozone levels of 5%, although maximum depletion was 14% at higher latitudes (Thomas et al. 2007). Other studies found that ozone reduction of 20%–40% and 60% occurred in the stratosphere and mesosphere, respectively (Rodger et al. 2008a, 2008b; Calisto et al. 2013); for comparison, the ozone depletion in the stratosphere because of anthropogenic change is (Solomon 1999). We further point out that similar values for ozone reduction in the stratosphere and mesosphere were recorded for the 1972 (Heath et al. 1977), 1989 (Jackman et al. 2000), 2000–2003 (Jackman et al. 2005; López-Puertas et al. 2005), and 2005 (Seppälä et al. 2006) SEP events. In addition, significant changes in the surface air temperature were identified for the Carrington flare, with Europe and Russia experiencing warming of ≲7°C (Calisto et al. 2013); the 2003 SEP event was responsible for temperature variations of up to ±3°C (Jackman et al. 2007). 
Risks for Life on Habitable Planets from Superflares of Their Host Stars

The real cause of climate change

Climate change is real and it is rapid and devastating.   And their is nothing you can do to stop it.   Why do you think the EU and China are jostling for position in Africa?  Africa will be the next food bowl for the world and the Middle East will bloom again….but first comes the devastation.  It is Africa on the front cover of Time magazine (not the USA).

The Sahara used to be green and full of rivers and wildlife less than 10,000 years ago