Travel Alert II: Patagonia

2:00 PM -- Again from Reuters:

    The hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica has grown to near record size this year, suggesting 20 years of pollution controls have so far had little effect, the United Nations said on Friday...

    The hole above the South Pole and Antarctica, which spans about 27 million sq km, was expected to grow another million sq km in a week, bringing it close to the record years of 2000 and 2003, the WMO said.

    It had passed over Ushuaia, in the Patagonia region of southern Argentina, "leading to noticeable increases in UV (ultraviolet)" radiation, according to the bulletin, issued on the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

    Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) containing chlorine and bromine, have been blamed for thinning the layer because they attack the ozone molecules, causing them to break apart...
Of course, CFCs "have been blamed" only by pointy-headed atheist liberal "scientists" (so-called). — Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

opticalwatcher 12/5/2012 | 3:01:29 AM
re: Travel Alert II: Patagonia I think you mean "pointy-headed atheist tree hugging liberal scientists"

You've got to get these things right or you're going to start another long argument about God, politics, and the weather--three subjects you are never supposed to bring up at a party.
Larry, Monkey 12/5/2012 | 3:01:29 AM
re: Travel Alert II: Patagonia Trees? TREES??!!! You com-symp secular humanist bastard!!!
It's been well documented that they cause more pollution than automobiles.
Them and flatulent bovines.
Don't get me started...
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