Earlier in March, scientists have discovered a rare hole in the Ozone Layer in the Arctic region. On 23rd April, to our surprise, it was announced that hole was closed all on its own.
This causes us to think: ‘did this happen due to the coronavirus lockdown?’
According to scientists, the answer is no, the hole did not close due to the low pollution levels of the COVID-19 lockdown, and the CAMS team have confirmed the scientists’ assumption.
In fact, the Arctic zone hole has opened due to the polar vertex and climate changes and not because of the reduction of pollution levels.
To explain this, the polar vertex is considered as a circular cage of cold air that forms a high-altitude cloud. Those clouds are mixed with man-made pollutants such as (Chlorine and Bromine) leading to opening the ozone layer in the atmosphere; however, during this spring, this vertex has weakened and broken which allowed the warm air inside and helped the layer to close completely.
In every hour, and every day, hope and good news can tarp our door and this proves that nothing is impossible.