What is the link between ozone depletion and greenhouse gases?

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Ozone depletion causes UV rays to come down and harm living things.


Green house gases increases the global temperature by trapping heat..There is not ,much link.

May 13, 2017

There is no link. Both can be problems.


Ozone depletion in the upper atmosphere is linked to chlorofluorocarbons (CFC’s, or Freons) released from refrigeration uses. Since the banning of those compounds, the “ozone layer” has recovered considerably. Decreased ozone content in the upper atmosphere allows more harmful ultraviolet-B radiation to reach the earth’s surface. This can cause various skin problems in people and animals, including cancer.

“Greenhouse gases” increase the retained heat energy from the sun by infrared radiation adsorption. While carbon dioxide is the most commonly cited one, the most significant greenhouse gases are water vapor (#H_2O#), carbon dioxide (#CO_2#), methane (#CH_4#) and nitrous oxide (#N_2O#). Methane and nitrous oxide are more ‘potent’ in their effect than #CO_2#, as are CFCs.

Planetary warming due to the greenhouse effect may cause weather/climate changes. Other than an arbitrary historical baseline, no consensus has been agreed upon or described for what the “ideal global temperature” really is.