Skip to comments.Storms Threaten Ozone Layer Over U.S., (Harvard) Study Says (More Global Warming Alarmists)
Posted on 07/27/2012 8:15:37 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
Strong summer thunderstorms that pump water high into the upper atmosphere pose a threat to the protective ozone layer over the United States, researchers said on Thursday, drawing one of the first links between climate change and ozone loss over populated areas.
In a study published online by the journal Science, Harvard University scientists reported that some storms send water vapor miles into the stratosphere which is normally drier than a desert and showed how such events could rapidly set off ozone-destroying reactions with chemicals that remain in the atmosphere from CFCs, refrigerant gases that are now banned.
The risk of ozone damage, scientists said, could increase if global warming leads to more such storms.
Its the union between ozone loss and climate change that is really at the heart of this, said James G. Anderson, an atmospheric scientist and the lead author of the study.
For years, Dr. Anderson said, he and other atmospheric scientists were careful to keep the two concepts separate. Now, theyre intimately connected, he said.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
GASP!!!!! WE’RE HAVING SUMMER STORMS!!!! OH THE GREAT MANATEE!!!
Maybe Obama will give a few hundred Million to prove it or enough money to fake his theory
So in the ‘30s, when there were more storms than now, there was less ozone?
How did they survive? Or did the lack ofozone cause the Depression?
We’re not producing enough ozone!!!
I knew we shouldn’t have oursourced our manufacturing.
If it’s not the drought, it’s the thunderstorms. The globalist warmers and anti carbon nuts are having their day in the sun. If at first they don’t succeed with a scam, they try again, over and over until people’s brains are saturated with their nonsense. Weather happens, and the environment changes. The one constant that we can all count on is that liberals lie.
Hey he’s a “scientist” at < gasp> Harvard. So sit down and stfu, you insignificant semiliterate redneck. You need to larn to respect y’all’s betters.
Every study has this theme emerges, I am starting to suspect a pattern here ...../
Freon is heavy like propane. It is liquid at -30 F so how does it get up there, and what keeps it from falling to lower altitudes?
The stratospheric turbosydes swirl them upward where the miniscule solid water vaporides make an ionic attraction capture. These super molecules then oxidize and attract the extra oxygen atom thus destroying the ozone layer.
Ot at least I think that is what is likely happening
Fine, you THINK the scenario you described is happening. Is there someplace you could direct us that proves this, and I don’t mean some computer model?
any study from any liberal college or university is full of lies and lies and lies.....
Funny how nobody mentions that the ozone layer is something that is in a constant state of decay AND regeneration.
Ozone is O-3... a very unstable form of Oxygen.
It is generated by open sparks (such as lightning), and the interraction between ultraviolet light (sun) and O2 (oxygen)
Ozone when generated quickly (within minutes to 2 hrs) loses one of it’s 3 oxygen atoms to become O-2 again. Free radicals of oxygen (O-1) quickly find another O-1 or other carbon based molecules to bond with.
O-3 itself is heavier than O-2 and will sink through the air until it dissipates... so the ozone layer is really nothing more than an altitude at which the generation of O-3 is optimized based upon levels of ultraviolet light and oxygen in the air.
Yes... the ozone layer IS being destroyed... completely... over and over again.
But what they don’t tell you is that it is rebuilding itself at the same rate.
We CANNOT destroy the ozone layer... PERIOD.
We would have to put out the sun and/or suck out all of the oxygen from our atmosphere.
If government grant money dried up, we would see a lot less of this nonsense.
OOOOO - you used FACTS and real SCIENCE — you know that’s not approved without being able to point to a degree from some high-powered and overpriced university. /s
Good post with basic science and chemistry that should be understood by most so they’re not suckered into believing the alarmists.
>>> We would have to put out the sun and/or suck out all of the oxygen from our atmosphere.
Shhh, or THEY will ask for more funding for such research.
It is a joke........ made up from thin air.
It is a fun game to make up stuff as phony as the moonbats do every day 24/7
Sorry I flamed ya. I didn’t read your post closely enough. Good on you!
That’s it! Let’s outlaw storms.
WHAT? I thought it was R-12 Freon and Primatine Mist?
There is no turbulence at the altitudes of the ozone level.
Freon is a heavy gas which would sink at high altitudes if it ever got up there.
There are no scientific papers or studies which document that Freon can get to high altitude.
If it can't get to the altitude of the ozone, all the theories claiming damage are Horse Pucky.
These people should hang their heads in shame, or maybe return their U.S. government grants.
How much crap do these f$#@king people expect me to f@#$ing believe???
Freon is not the only CFC. However, I do remember something to the effect that at least one of those chemicals actually settles rather than rises.
WARNING: They also believe they are smart, educated, and informed; and that any disagreement is uninformed, uneducated, stupid, capitalistic, homophobic racism.
The sweet smell after a thunderstorm is OZONE created by lightning.
Thunderstorms generate OZONE not destroy it.
They are filled with Helium for a reason.
Freon is the only one that was banned, yet there are no studies cited that show how it is possible to get up to the level where the ozone is.
Every article on CFCs destroying ozone presumes the CFCs are already there. That is why the articles are Horse Pucky.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.