Ozone layer could be further depleted by thunderstorms, scientists say

Indian Country: What do climate change, ultraviolet radiation and ozone have in common? Thunderstorms. Maybe. Scientists are positing a possible link between the three based on a new study. The logic goes something like this: Summer thunderstorms in the U.S. inject water vapor much higher in the atmosphere than anyone realized. The result is a “cascade of chemical reactions,” as the journal Nature put it, that may, coupled with global warming, punch more holes in the ozone layer. More holes in the ozone......

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