Hole in the ozone layer not at concentrated pollution
Name: Karen Spears, Burbank School
We have been hearing about the hole in the ozone layer for a while now. On
the news this morning the hole was said to be over Antarctica. If the hole in
the ozone layer is due to pollution, why is not the hole over Los Angeles or
New York where there is a concentration of pollution?
The ozone hole happens over the south pole because that is where the earth
gets least sunlight, which produces the ozone. The air pollution that comes
from the northern hemisphere thins out the layer all over the earth, but the
thinnest part is over the south pole.
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Update: June 2012