Climate scientists once again claim ozone layer is threatened

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Crying wolf! New research by climate scientists suggests that the Earth’s ozone layer is once again threatened by modern human technology.

Industrial emissions of a chemical commonly used in solvents, paint removers, and the production of pharmaceuticals have doubled in the past few years, researchers have found, which could slow the healing of the ozone layer over Antarctica anywhere between 5 and 30 years—or even longer if levels continue to rise.

The findings are “frightening” and “a big deal,” says Robyn Schofield, an environmental scientist at the University of Melbourne in Australia who was not involved with the work.

They might be right, but why should anyone believe them? The climate field has been spouting doomsday predictions about global warming and sea level rise now for more than 20 years, none of which have come true. As far as I can tell, this might be more of the same thing.

Worse, it might not, but by not being honest with so many other climate predictions the field has lost all political credibility, a great tragedy for them and for all of science. It will take decades, if ever, for them to recover that credibility.



  • wayne

    I only play a chemist on the interweb, but isn’t this methylene chloride?

    Nail on the head.

    Personally, I don’t believe anything these “people” claim. If they told me the sky was blue, I’d wonder what sort of lies they were spewing
    They have negative-credibility with me, if they say it’s bad, I support subsidizing it, tripling production and intentionally dumping it into the atmosphere.

    They make up these lies wholesale & peddle them retail.
    And, they are well organized–

  • wayne

    Mark Levin:
    “The New De-Growth Green Movement is the Old Red Movement”

  • Steve Earle

    Wayne said:

    “…They have negative-credibility with me, if they say it’s bad, I support subsidizing it, tripling production and intentionally dumping it into the atmosphere….”

    LOL!! My sentiments exactly!

    And Levin is right (again!) The Greens are just the Reds of old having switched flags to confuse their “Useful Idiots”….

  • Ted

    Ozone layer, CO2, Cow farts, Fracking, Soild waste disposal, water pollution…….. Has anyone attempted to measure the amount of HOT air, CO2, and General crap issuing from Washington DC?

    H’mm maybe if they put a CORK in it, 90% of the pollution problem would vanish.

  • LocalFluff

    The environ-mentals are false communists, like melons:
    green on the outside and red on the inside.

  • Commodude

    At least RAH (Robert A Heinlein) had the dignity to admit when he was wrong on predictions and poked fun at himself from time to time.

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