Ozone Layer Depletion, Climate Change, Risks and Adaptation
The recent years’ publications have focused on the influence of the ozone layer depletion (OLD) to the climate change (CC). Some authors suggested that the reasons for it are: (a) the ozone absorbs the solar radiation, and (b) ozone is a greenhouse gas. Hence, the variations of ozone concentration in the atmosphere and climate change are closely related. The human risks associated with ozone layer depletion are skin cancer, damage to the eyes, local and systemic immunosuppression. Some of environmental risks associated with ozone layer depletion are a changing of climatic regions; changing of land productivity, impact on plants and animals. The aims of the article are the investigation of mutual influence of OLD and CC, analysis of the regional OLD and associated risks. Presented results show that there is one more reason for the OLD influence on CC concerning with the change of the tropopause height. In addition, positive anomalies of ozone can be just as serious preconditions for climate risks, as well as negative anomalies.
KeywordsOzone layer Climate change Risk Adaptation The Republic of Belarus
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