Ozone hole?

Well maybe I don’t have the whole story, but as of now, there are some really dumb people out there (media, USA government, environmentalist extremists…)! Did you know that by banning CFCs approximately 40 million deaths will occur or already have!!! CFCs were used by firefighters to extinguish fires. They were used as a refrigerant, and a surgical sterilizer. Not only that but they were the best extinguishers, refrigerants, and surgical sterilizers.

You know our buddy ozone, right? Yeah well he’s getting eaten by ultraviolet light, and there are some thin patches now and people are getting worried. Well unless you live on the South Pole you don’t need to be worried.

1. The only places where CFCs are eating away at the ozone layer are at the North and South Poles, principally the South Pole. The weather conditions at these sites are ideal for CFC-induced destruction of the ozone layer. These weather conditions do not exist elsewhere on the planet, so there is little chance of the problem spreading.

2. The total destruction of the ozone layer by CFCs is, by all best estimates, about 5% at the South Pole. To put this number in perspective, the amount of ozone in the ozone layer fluctuates naturally by about 50%! Thus, the natural ups and downs in the ozone layer are 10 times the amount of destruction that has been caused by CFCs.

3. Not a single illness (or death) can be traced to ozone destruction. The effect is simply too small to affect living organisms.

(Exploring Creation With Chemistry pg. 276   2nd edition)

So, I don’t know what all the fuss is about, in fact, why aren’t people putting up a fuss about the banning of CFCs?

Here are some resources to explore the controversy further:

Eco-Sanity: A Common-Sense Guide to Environmentalism

Ecoscam: The False Prophets of Ecological Apocalypse

Betrayal of Science and Reason: How Anti-Environmentalism Rhetoric Threatens Our Future

Earth in the Balance


About Hudson

I live in Indiana. I enjoyed playing soccer all four years of high school. I co-captained and won the MVP award my senior year. I also have created many film projects, the most extensive of which won a film festival award for Best Cinematography during my senior year. It is a 10-minute short film called Café Encounter and can be watched on YouTube. I have been actively involved in my youth group and am a leader for a middle school boys group on Sunday mornings. I was also blessed to go on two mission trips to Belize and Ecuador respectively. Belize really awakened my faith in Christ and pushed me towards active obedience and love for God. Ecuador gave me a life-changing perspective on missionary work and has helped me to view myself as a missionary in my every day life, but especially with the intent of being a missionary to my work industry.

One response to “Ozone hole?”

  1. Connie U. Mcclain says :

    Through the 1980s, other uses expanded and the world’s nations became increasingly concerned that these chemicals would further harm the ozone layer. In 1985, the Vienna Convention was adopted to formalize international cooperation on this issue. Additional efforts resulted in the signing of the Montreal Protocol in 1987. The original protocol would have reduced the production of CFCs by half by 1998.

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