ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Ozone Depletion Cause and Effects

Ozone Depletion: Cause and Effects Arjun Makhijani Amanda Bickel Annie Makhijani The enormous danger ozone depletion poses to the entire world, as well as the clear feasibility of using other chemicals and processes in place of ozone-depleting chemicals, was recognised in 1987 when countries took the historic step of signing the first international environmental treaty: the Montreal Protocol. Yet, the reduction called for by the protocol, of 50 per cent of 1986 production levels by the year 2000, is seriously inadequate and a complete phase out is needed.

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