Photo of ozone hole over Antarctica: NASA Goddard
It’s rare these days to find some really big, good environmental news. There are lots of promising little schemes, such as the reintroduction of red kites, and the creation of large coastal nature reserves in the UK. But advances on a genuinely global scale — well, we thought that sort of thing was some way off.
The department says it has protected us from severe ozone depletion over the past decade. The layer is no longer decreasing, but not yet increasing.