View Full Version : Protecting Earth's Ozone Layer Also Helped Slow Climate Change

NOAA Reporter
03-12-2007, 01:21 PM
An international agreement to reduce ozone-depleting chemicals, based in part on science conducted in the 1980s by NOAA scientists and their colleagues, has also slowed global warming by years, according to a new study by scientists at NOAA's Earth System Research Lab and their partners. The double effect occurred because compounds that destroy the atmosphere's ozone layer also act as greenhouse gases. The findings will be available in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences online edition this week.

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