Ozone layer refers to a layer of natural gas found in the upper atmosphere and it protects human life and many other living organisms from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. It exists mostly in the stratosphere and it is between 10 and 50 km from the earth’s surface (ec.europa.eu).
Proposed implementation plan to protect ozone (O3)
The ozone layer can be protected under personal, national and the global perspectives through effective implementation of the below discussed plans.
Developing Training Programs
In this plan, educational training and further reading by the individuals would ensure that they become informed of the depletion of the ozone. They would thus advocate to others on the importance of protecting the ozone and therefore increasing awareness (“Federal Provision” 10).
Prohibiting Deliberate Release of CFCs
The government can enforce laws and regulations which would help to restrict the release of Chloro-Fluoro-Carbons from industries. These restrictions would ensure that manufacturing and processing factories are keen on the environmental issues relating to pollution and thus the amount of emission of CFCs would reduce (“Federal Provision” 10).
Availing the Informing the Public on Issues
The legal authority should advocate through campaigns, issue brochures, and publish newspapers or even use public Medias to reach people and informing them on the current issues on local and international environmental conservation. Issues relating to global warming should be made aware to the general public because they participate in environmental conservation. This policy was successfully applied in Canada to control the entire province (“Federal Provision” 10).
Recovery and Recycling Policy
This can be implemented by the global countries in order to make use of the waste which composed of presence of substances that depletes ozone. For example, in types of appliances such old air conditioners and the refrigerators. To dispose these appliances safety, they should be handed over to the recycling yard.
Air pressure can be defined as the air volume in a given environment which has greater volumes and as a result creates higher pressure. This air pressure on the surface of the earth is called atmospheric pressure (“What is Air Pressure” n.pag).
The air pressure will always vary from one place to another and basically over time. For example, when a person is climbing a mountain, the air pressure reduces drastically as the altitude increases. This can be explained as follows: At sea level, the air pressure is very high because there are huge layers of air on top which presses downwards the layers that are below. For this reason, there is higher pressure on the ground level than on the mountain peak. This is because at the ground there is absolutely huge amount of air on the top. Therefore, as we move up and up, the air pressure reduces until it becomes zero, meaning that there is nearly no air above that can exert force (“Air Pressure” n. pag.).
The other factors that changes air pressure are the temperature, wind direction and rising and falling air. The temperature affects air pressure in that the molecules of cold air are closely packed to each other and thus becomes dense than the warm air which has freely moving molecules. On the other hand, the wind direction changes pressure because the wind will always blow from high pressure region to the region of low pressure. Due to rotation of the earth, wind does not blow in a straight line. It blows in clockwise direction at the northern hemisphere because of high pressure region and in anti-clockwise around region of low pressure (“Air Pressure and Wind” n. pag.).
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