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Fact or Fiction # 1

MYTH: As the Ozone Hole Gets Smaller, Global Warming will Become a Non-Issue

FACT: First of all, global warming and the ozone hole are two separate issues.

The ozone is a thinning of the stratosphere's ozone layer - which is 9 to 31 miles above the earth's surface. The depletion of the ozone is due to man-made chemicals, i.e. chlorofluorocarbons. A thinner ozone layer lets more harmful ultraviolet radiation permeate the earth's surface.

So what is Global warming? That is the increase in the earth's average temperature due to the build-up of Carbon Dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmospheres from human activities.

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