On February 2, 2018, scientists from the U.S. and Canada announced that ozone was getting worse and they were ready to announce a new policy to protect the planet from the harmful effects of global warming.
The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, or the Cancun Agreement, was set up in 2015 to set the international climate rules.
It is a treaty designed to limit the rise in the planet’s temperature to 2 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels.
But in the coming decades, the world will be warming at more than twice the level of pre-industrial levels, causing a significant impact on the planet.
A recent analysis by scientists at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) suggests that by 2100, if greenhouse gases keep up, ozone levels in the atmosphere will rise by nearly 15 percent, from 2.8 to 5.9 percent of the total surface area.
As the world’s ozone layer shrinks, the water that it absorbs can leach more than 1,000 times its own energy into the atmosphere.
This water can trigger damaging weather events and the release of greenhouse gases that affect our health and the environment.
In the last two decades, global ozone levels have fallen to historic lows.
While the U,S., and Canada are the only nations in the world that have made ozone-protection commitments, other nations, including China and India, have yet to sign the pact.
In response, the U and Canada have announced that they will make the ozone-protective technology available to the rest of the world, including developed nations, through a new program known as the “Ozone Free Air Program.”
The goal is to help developing nations to reduce their ozone pollution by 50 percent in 20 years, with the goal of having the technology available by 2020.
The program is designed to help countries develop and deploy the technology.
It also aims to develop more efficient and more reliable ways to protect ozone from rising CO2 levels.
This article originally appeared on the U-T’s climate forum, Hogville Forums.
Topics: climate-change, air-pollution, environmental-management, air pollution, air, united-states, united.ascanda