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Ozone Depletion

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What is Ozone?
How the Ozone Layer Can Be Damaged
Effects of a Damaged Ozone Layer
Saving the Ozone Layer

Effects of a Damaged Ozone Layer

It kills llamas!!!!! and other stuff too...

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"Excuse me, would you happen to have any SPF 30 I can borrow, or do you think I need 45?" (This is a self explanatory image)

 
 
 
 
People:
Ozone depletion has a profound effect on humans everywhere.  It causes several disorders such as:
-Eye cataracts
-Skin Cancer
-Immune system not functioning properly
-Pterygium (an eye disorder)
It also affects daily life such as air quality.  The decrease of ozone causes an increase of UV radiation in the atmosphere causing the rise of photochemical smog, which is also bad for humans, animals, and the general ecosystem.
Speaking of ecosytems...
 
 
 
 
PLANTS!!!:
Ozone depletion not only affects us, the humans, but also them, the plants.  Scientific studies have shown that the increase of radiation due to lack of ozone is harmful to food crops.  It causes them to shrivel up and become useless to us as food.  Also, increased radiation causes imperfections in several cycles of nature, such as the water cycle and the oxygen cycle.  Unless these cycles can continue, guess what, we're gonna die.
 
 
 
LLAMAS!!!!! and other fuzzy and non-fuzzy creatures:
Several of the affects on humans such as eye cataracts also affect animals.  Several skin diseases have emerged on animals in areas like Australia that have a profound hole in the ozone layer.  Marine life is also affects.  The radiation kills of plankton messing up the entire aquatic food chain.  It also damages fish at an early stage of their life causing either mutation or death for the fish.
 
 
 
The Future:
Without the ozone layer, we have an uncertain future.  The one thing that will positivly occur is that no organism will be able to withstand the radiation emitted from the sun.  The only uncertantity is whether all life will cease because of the radiation of all the other world problems caused by ozone depletion.

 

By: Jason Cole, James Bunkley, and Collin Burchins