Preserving our Ozone Layer
Humans were long under the misconception that the process of “development” is proceeding rather smoothly. Then, their bubble burst in the mid-1970s when scientists realised that the Ozone layer is depleting due to human activities. The matter became worse when scientists discovered a ‘hole’ in the ozone layer above Antarctica in 1985. Shocked by this, global leaders, politicians and international organisations started looking for a sustainable solution that could lead to preserving our dearest ozone layer. The adoption of the Viena Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer in 1985 followed by the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987 were the steps in that direction.