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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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What might be the potential (extreme) alternative resulting from a lack of corrective action by humans?

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The potential alternative resulting from a lack of corrective action by the humans related to ozone depletion.

Explanation

Ozone layer is the protective or shielding layer found in the stratosphere of the Earth’s atmosphere, which prevents the harmful ultraviolet rays of the Sun from reaching the Earth. Thus, the layer supports the life forms on the Earth. In the absence of such a layer, life would have been nearly impossible on the Earth.

Human beings are directly and indirectly responsible for the ozone depletion that have been taking place for the last few years. The increased industrialization and use of the ozone depleting gases like CFCs are some of the factors speeding up the depletion of the ozone layer. This has to be taken as a serious problem and given high importance...

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