World Ozone Day 2022.
- Friday, 16 Sep, 2022
History, Significance and Theme
New global temperature records are established every year, and 2018 has been no exception. Temperatures above average and even record-breaking heat waves were seen in locations as far ranging as the Arctic Circle, Canada, and Scandinavia to North Africa, Iran, Japan, and India. The need for air conditioning and other methods of keeping cool naturally rise in tandem with the temperature.
As is the case every year, this year has broken a number of global temperature records. From the Arctic Circle, Canada, and Scandinavia to North Africa, Iran, Japan, and India, high temperatures and severe heatwaves were reported. Keeping cool and making use of refrigeration become more and more important as the temperature rises.
Every year on September 16th, people all around the world commemorate World Ozone Day. The Montreal Protocol, which took place in 1987, is closely associated with International Ozone Day. The signing and promise to rescue the ozone layer from further harm by banning the use of CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons) and other toxic compounds that cause the depletion of the ozone layer in the atmosphere was a successful cooperation of more than 24 member states of the UN.
About Ozone Layer & Its Depletion:
Most of the sun's UV rays are absorbed before they can reach Earth because of the greater quantities of ozone gas in the ozone layer. The Layer is denser toward the poles than it is near the equator.
Human activities contribute to the discharge of chemicals with chlorine and bromine atoms into the environment. Reactions inside the Ozone Layer brought on by these substances and certain meteorological conditions destroy ozone molecules.
The ozone layer is deteriorating everywhere, but the area above the Antarctic that is particularly badly affected is often called the "Ozone Hole."
The first observance of this day occurred on September 16, 1995. Despite the fact that the Montreal Protocol was ratified in 1987, its significance wasn't recognized until 1995. To raise awareness about the need of protecting the ozone layer, the United Nations General Assembly established this day in 1989.
Why do we celebrate Ozone Day?
To ensure future generations may live in a sustainable environment, we must do all in our power to preserve the planet's biological diversity. Polluting the environment is counterproductive to human growth.
The best approach to mark World Ozone Day is by holding a virtual live event that attracts a large audience and educates them about the dangers of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
Change may come about via public education, and schools have a crucial role to play in making sure people know why protecting the ozone layer is so important. Regular school activities include things like short campaigns, special school events, contests, and essay writing assignments.
What is the theme for Ozone Day 2022?
This year's World Ozone Day will focus on the Montreal Protocol and its role in protecting us, our food, and our vaccines from the harmful effects of global warming. Because of its effective implementation, the Montreal Protocol is widely regarded as one of the most significant achievements in the history of environmental protection treaties.
The mending of the ozone hole is a direct result of the worldwide effort to eliminate ozone-depleting components, which in turn protects human health, economies, and ecosystems.