International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

Did you know that today is the 20th International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer? Until a few days ago, I didn’t either. Neither do most of the world’s English-language media outlets. As of noon CEST, less than a dozen mentions of the UN observance appear in a google news search. Most of those are in India, with a smattering in The Philippines and the Gulf States.

The designation was made in 1994 marking the date, in 1987, when the The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message is here.

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