THEMATIC SLIDES. ATMOSPHERE. Nightlight Map of the World. Thinning of the Ozone Layer. Evidence from satellites of thinning of the Ozone layer led to the Montreal Protocol for reducing CFCs. Ozone Hole. 1999. 1979. 1990. 1988. 1982. 1992. 1997. 1986. 1984. 1994.
Nightlight Map of the World
Thinning of the Ozone Layer
Evidence from satellites of thinning of the Ozone layer led to the Montreal Protocol for reducing CFCs
Darkest blue areas represent regions of maximum ozone depletion
Increase of atmospheric carbon dioxide
Carbon dioxide levels have risen by 30% in the last 200 years.
The IPCC projects that, if unchecked, atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations
will range from 650 to 970 ppm by 2100.
Movement of transboundary pollutants
A large dust storm developed in East Asia on 6-7 April 2001, moving over Russia, Japan, the Pacific Ocean, Canada, and ultimately over the United States on 17 April 2001
Air pollution due to wild fires
Wild fires in Africa are a major source of air pollution
Tens of thousands of fires are detected every year
Retreating Gangotri glacier
Receding glacier tracked since 1780
In the last 25 years, Gangotri Glacier has retreated more
(2 788 ft)
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