Our world is protected by the ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas that safeguards the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, which thus helps preserve life on this beautiful green earth. Whether or not you believe in climate change and the other science behind it, everyone can admit that there is a problem with the corrosion of this guard from certain harmful rays. And so, on September 16th, we celebrate International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.
Whether or not you actively support or celebrate this day, take a second to imagine what life would be like without the ozone layer—hint: we wouldn’t be alive. So maybe just celebrate it in your own way, possibly by researching the ozone layer, its impact, and other celebrations about it. Being informed is the best way to celebrate this day.
For more information, check out these resources:
UN World Ozone Layer Day Official Webpage
NASA World Ozone Day Webpage
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