The Ozone Layer is Earth’s protective shield against the harmful ultra-violet rays that absorbs the sun’s UV rays to protect us from serious harm. The scientists have earlier found out that the ozone layer is depleting, owing to man-made activities like rapid industrialization and rising levels of pollution in the environment.
The scientists have earlier confirmed that the depletion in the Ozone layer is due to rising temperatures due to global climate change. The approximately 1 million square kilometer-wide hole would have been a great threat to humankind and can cause several health issues like sunburn, certain types of skin cancers, eye cataracts, and immune deficiency disorders.
As the world sits at home, the environment is healing the human-inflicted wounds on itself. Another landmark achievement has been added to the list of miracles done by nature, as the humongous ozone layer hole above Arctic Circle finally heals itself. All it took was cut down of atmospherical pollution lead to the closing of the largest ozone layer hole, which was spotted by the scientists in March this year.
The scientists also affirmed that the healing of the ozone layer was not due to the COVID-19 lockdown. They attribute that it is because of the polar vortex – the high-altitude current, which brings cold air into the polar areas.