September 6, 2017

Signs of hope from July, 2016

Back in July of 2016, scientists were reporting signs of healing of the ozone layer, I can only hope their predictions of complete closure by midcentury are still possible.

We can now be confident that the things we’ve done have put the planet on a path to heal,” says lead author Susan Solomon, the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Science at MIT. Which is pretty good for us, isn’t it? Aren’t we amazing humans, that we did something that created a situation that we decided collectively, as a world, Let’s get rid of these molecules’? We got rid of them, and now we’re seeing the planet respond.”

-Jennifer Chu, Scientists observe first signs of healing in the Antarctic ozone layer, MIT News

How much hope can these same scientists have just one year later, as all of America’s environmental progress is swiftly dismantled?

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