International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

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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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Last modified: January 31, 2014

5 Responses to " International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer "

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  2. Good to know. I guess I’ll have to tell my neighbor not to use plastic to start her cooking fire, right?

    • BobR says:

      Probably not a bad idea. Or, you can get together with your neighbor and devise a plan to rid the island of plastic (or at least plastic bags).

Thoughts?

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