Global Warming
Air Pollution
Ozone Layer

Even though human civilization is responsible for less than 1 percent of all chlorine in the atmosphere it is responsible for 80 percent of all ozone destroying chlorine. Why?

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07/13/2010

Nature's contributions are usually singly substituted organics, which are easy to wash out of the atmosphere.

Man's contributions were designed to be non-flammable, so they can be vented to the atmosphere without fear of blowing things up. Unfortunately, the intense energy that the ozone layer protects us from, also removes the chlorine / bromine from the molecules in the ozone layer... where the damage can be magnified...