Episode 14: How the World Came Together to Avoid Ozone Disaster

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In 1985, the British Antarctic Survey discovered something that shocked scientists around the world: the ozone layer had a hole in it. And the hole was growing very quickly. When they were presented with the problem, politicians and world leaders quickly came up with an international agreement to immediately reduce chlorofluorocarbons released into the atmosphere. It was a success story, and we could learn from it on climate change. Learn more at orbital.prx.org.

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