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Ozone-Protection Treaty Had Climate Benefits, Too, Study Says
Description: The 1987 Montreal Protocol phased out the use of CFCs, a class of chemicals that destroy ozone in the stratosphere, allowing more ultraviolet radiation to reach earth's surface. Though the treaty aimed to reverse ozone losses, new research shows that it also protected the hydroclimate. The study says the treaty prevented ozone loss from disrupting atmospheric circulation, and kept CFCs, which are greenhouse gases, from warming the atmosphere and also disrupting atmospheric circulation. [Source: Earth Institute (Columbia University)]
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Source: Earth Institute (Columbia University)
Publish Date: 8/5/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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