Scientists Disprove Theory Of CFC Link to Ozone Depletion

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Recently, the US has been directly involved in several major scientific “boondoggles.” The biggest was to ban CFCs because of the dreaded “Ozone Depletion.”

The theory that chlorine in “Freon,” and bromine in “Halon” fire-extinguishants, were the culprits responsible for destruction of ozone, was developed by two scientists, Roland and Molina.

Roland and Molina first published the “CFC Depletion Theory” in 1974. The scientific community originally dismissed this theory until the mid 80s. At that time, funds suddenly became available for this study to go ahead.

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Figure 1 shows a typical profile of ozone density versus altitude (yellow line) in the midlatitudes of the Northern Hemisphere (units=Dobson Units/kilometer). The stratosphere lies between the tropopause and stratopause (marked in red). Superimposed on the figure are plots of UV radiation as a function of altitude for UVa (320400 nm, cyan), UVb (280-320 nm, green), and UVc (200-280 nm, magenta). The width of the bar indicates the amount of energy as a function of altitude. The UVc energy decreases dramatically as ozone increases because of the strong absorption in the 200-280 nm wavelength band. The UVb is also strongly absorbed, with a small fraction reaching the surface. The UVa is only weakly absorbed by ozone, with some scattering of radiation near the surface.Figure 1 shows a typical profile of ozone density versus altitude (yellow line) in the midlatitudes of the Northern Hemisphere (units=Dobson Units/kilometer). The stratosphere lies between the tropopause and stratopause (marked in red). Superimposed on the figure are plots of UV radiation as a function of altitude for UVa (320-400 nm, cyan), UVb (280-320 nm, green), and UVc (200-280 nm, magenta). The width of the bar indicates the amount of energy as a function of altitude. The UVc energy decreases dramatically as ozone increases because of the strong absorption in the 200-280 nm wavelength band. The UVb is also strongly absorbed, with a small fraction reaching the surface. The UVa is only weakly absorbed by ozone.

Here are the seven theories for ozone depletion developed by Roland and Molina:

  1. SST/water
  2. SST/NOx
  3. atmospheric nuclear tests
  4. fertilizers
  5. methane/cows
  6. Chlorine/Space Shuttle exhaust
  7. Chlorofluorocarbons

These seven theories were initially ignored by the world’s scientific community. Then, in the mid-80s, everyone suddenly became interested in the destruction of ozone. The whole theory fell apart when certain facts were deleted.

Here are just a few reasons for the Roland and Molina meltdown:

  1. NASA scientists and Meteorology physicist, Dr. Paul Lehmann, believe that the decrease of the ozone ‘hole’ is caused by year-to-year variations in meteorological conditions. Tangible proof of this theory has been shown in a recent video.
  2. Over the past 25 years, our understanding of chemical processes in the stratosphere has increased greatly. It is clear that ozone depletion predictions have been grossly exaggerated. Scientists showed that the UV radiation that causes malignant melanoma is UV-A. This confirms research by Dr. Richard Setlow, at the Brookhaven National Laboratory. UV-B radiation is partially filtered by the ozone layer.
  3. Environmentalists wanted to ban CFCs because their ozone depletion theory said the CFCs destroy ozone. We know there are significant natural sources of chlorine in the atmosphere, that account for 20 percent of of it. We also know that volcanic eruptions temporarily accelerate ozone depletion. The amount of ozone in the atmosphere has been recorded, and we know that it rises and falls over time, but CFCs in the lower atmosphere have continuously increased. Ozone levels vary naturally, and in the US, it increases or decreases by 15 percent each year.
  4. The Sun’s rays reach the surface of the earth at the same time as they pass through the ozone. Despite what is written about it, there is no supportable evidence that CFCs can rise through the atmosphere to 40 miles high. See the next point to discover why.
  5. The molecular construction of CFCs is such that they are approximately five times as heavy as air. That means it would take something of a miracle for CFCs to rise 40 miles to the ozone layer.
  6. There are 192 known chemical, and 48 photo-chemical, reactions occurring continuously in the ozone. How would it be possible for minute quantities of chlorine and ozone could react in a destructive way to the exclusion of the other 241 known reactive processes?
  7. Following years’ results showed reductions in ozone smaller than ever previously recorded. This went unannounced except in obscure journals. The variation in the size of the depletion area appeared to correspond with increases in sunspot activity, which generates more UV radiation, but that was rarely reported. Prior to the 1950s, there were no ‘pictures’ of the ozone reduction, so a baseline for ozone was not known.
  8. All the ozone-depletion readings are obtained at a camp in the Antarctic. Nearby is Mt Erebus, an active volcano, which first erupted in 1982. The volcano spewed out over 1,000 tons of chlorine every day. This chlorine exits as super-heated gas, which shoots-up directly into the stratosphere. This chlorine does break down ozone. Mt Erebus emits more chlorine in one year than the US has emitted in ten years. Mt. Erebus is not the only volcano – there are thousands of other active volcanoes, and they are also spewing chlorine into the atmosphere, as you read this. Technically, the total world-wide chlorine addition from natural sources, such as volcanoes, is around 15 percent.
  9. The moon’s path also is connected to the ozone ‘hole’ size. Shockingly, this size seems to vary with Synchronicity of the Earth’s Rotation with the Moon’s Orbital Cycles … The Earth’s rotational day divides the year according to the 18.62 year cycle of the Lunar Nodes. The earth’s orbit, the moon’s orbital precession, and earth’s rotational velocity are very likely interconnected.
  10. The shelf-life of ozone is incredibly short, and 03 converts very quickly back to 02. This conversion happens whenever sun hits warm air. The total amount of ozone is relatively constant, so it is continually destructing.
  11. The latest atmospheric data confirms the ozone depletion theory is a scientific fraud. In fact, the Montreal Protocol banning CFCs was signed in 1987, despite no scientific evidence for this ban, and those who organized the treaty knew there was no such evidence. Richard Benedick, the State Department official responsible for negotiating the Montreal Protocol, states so plainly in his book Ozone Diplomacy. (12)
  12. Even though some don’t believe all these reasons for solid proof of no ozone depletion by CFCs, the ‘real kicker’ comes down to the fact that the main supposed culprits of ozone destruction (CFC11, CFC12) have atmospheric lifetimes of 80-100 years. Therefore maximum stratospheric CFC concentrations will continue for at least 50 more years, and will only begin to drop off in 80 years, so CFCs should be causing ozone destruction through 2060.

    In 1988, the World Meteorological Association (WMO) reported:

    “since 1991, the linear (downward) trend during the 1980’s has not continued, but rather total column ozone has been almost constant …”

  13. All the CFCs in the world are insufficient to even dent the known amount of ozone. CFCs are simply a factor of 1 in 100,000 in the ozone layer.

Ozone levels are returning back to pre-1975 levels prematurely, and The Montreal Protocol has no explanation for this. It also does not explain why ozone depletion is not occurring, now, considering that the CFCs 80-year lifetime is still active. There is also no explanation for the reason that melanomas, nor ‘UV-A’ skin-cancers have not increased at all.

Due to the Montreal Protocol, the totally non-flammable, non-toxic, most efficient refrigerant that ever existed, has been forced out of existence.

It seems clear that the early return of ozone to pre-1972 levels is due to earth and meteorological events going through their normal cycles.

Today the failed predictions of ozone depletion are essentially ignored, although the lie is still perpetrated in Wikipedia and many other places. A study undertaken for Environment Canada was presented to a UN meeting in 1997. The study estimated the cost of a total CFC phase-out at $235 billion through the year 2060. That costing has likely escalated since 1997.

The extreme efficiency of CFCs is very hard to match.

Policymakers refuse to admit they could be wrong about ozone depletion and CFCs. Robert Pease, a Professor of Physical Climatology, sent a disclaimer about the “media-endorsed ozone-depletion theory” to many US newspapers. Very few ever published it.