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Ozone depletion, ultraviolet radiation, climate change and prospects for a sustainable future

Barnes, Paul W.; Williamson, Craig E.; Lucas, Robyn; Robinson, Sharon A.; Madronich, Sasha; Paul, Nigel D.; Bornman, Janet F.; Bais, Alkiviadis; Sulzberger, Barbara; Wilson, Stephen; Andrady, Anthony L.


Changes in stratospheric ozone and climate over the past 40-plus years have altered the solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation conditions at the Earth’s surface. Ozone depletion has also contributed to climate change across the Southern Hemisphere. These changes are interacting in complex ways to affect human health, food and water security, and ecosystem services. Many adverse effects of high UV exposure have been avoided thanks to the Montreal Protocol with its Amendments and Adjustments, which...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Sustainability
DOI: 10.1038/s41893-019-0314-2
Access Rights: Open Access


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