Monday, September 19, 2005

UN warns on ozone depletion

"Furthermore, because of the historic use of ozone-depleting compounds, the ozone layer has become thinner in most places in the world," he added. "It is essential that we remain alert to this hazard to avoid an increase in skin cancers, cataracts and other health threats."

I hope "health threats" encompasses consequences such as crop failure. Humanity can survive increased skin cancer rates if need be, but will have a far more difficult time in the face of global starvation.

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