Friday, May 6, 2011

Ozone hole over Antarctica makes it rain in the tropics

In everything is connected news this week, researchers have determined that the ozone hole over the Antarctica causes increased rainfall in the tropics. This research confirms earlier research demonstrating that the ozone hole can lead to stronger storms in the Southern Hemisphere. On the positive side, the ozone hole should be gone within a few decades. But now comes the complicated part of incorporating these findings into climate change projections - apparently the IPCC hasn't accounted for the ozone hole in its predictions.

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