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Tag: Societal Impacts
  1. Nuclear test on Bikini atoll in 1954.

    Smoke from nuclear war would devastate ozone layer, alter climate

    The massive columns of smoke generated by a nuclear war would alter the world’s climate for years and devastate the ozone layer, endangering both human health and food supplies, new research shows.

    • Climate

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  2. NASA satellite image of ozone over Arctic in October 2021

    Protecting the ozone layer is delivering vast health benefits

    International agreements to protect the ozone layer have been so successful that they will prevent an estimated 443 million cases of skin cancer and 63 million cataract cases for people born in the United States through the end of this century, according to new research.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate

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  3. New research reveals 2010 Montreal Protocol prevented rapid acceleration of climate change

    According to a new study published in the journal Nature, the global ban of chlorofluorocarbons and other ozone-depleting substances prescribed by the 1987 Montreal Protocol and its subsequent amendments has prevented the eventual collapse of the ozone layer, thereby shielding vegetation from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

    • Air Quality

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  4. Man in car gets his temperature checked

    Heat-related symptoms affected one-quarter of Americans during summer of 2020

    More than one-quarter of the U.S. population suffered from exposure to extreme heat during the pandemic summer of 2020, surveys show.

    • Climate,
    • Weather

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  5. Teller Lake experiencing extreme drought

    Drought and heat wave experts available to explain research and potential impacts

    As areas across North America experience record-setting heat waves and face extended periods of drought, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) are working to better understand and predict these extreme weather and climate events that impact human health and well-being.

    • Air Quality,
    • Climate,
    • Weather

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