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Why Do We Need The Ozone Layer?

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The ozone layer acts as a barrier to the solar rays that are emitted by the sun at all times. You must observe that whilst the sun keeps us alive, the intensity of the heat and the matter that it emits is actually far too strong for humans to live without some kind of protection. The ozone layer, along with the rest of the atmosphere is there to stop radiation from having a harmful effect on human beings. After the big bang, incredible amounts of radiation have been circling around the universe. This radiation, just like most kinds of radiation, is harmful to humans and without the ozone layer we couldn’t live, and would not have evolved the way we have.

This is why it’s incredibly important for us to preserve this ozone layer. This layer in the atmosphere is incredibly important for our survival, and by emitting as much carbon dioxide and pollutants as we do, we are slowly burning holes in this layer of atmosphere. Hence, in order to continue living properly and healthily then we need to take steps to ensure that we preserve this layer and live ‘greener’ lifestyles.

We can do this by making just a few changes. By turning off electrical appliances in the home, we will be using significantly less electricity, and hence producing less carbon dioxide. This is because carbon dioxide is emitted when electricity is produced by conventional means. More and more technologies are being created to reduce the amount of carbon we emit into the atmosphere, including wind turbines, which create electricity by taking the energy from the wind.

For more ways of helping to reduce damage to the ozone layer, do some research online. There are many government websites which aim to help you with this, and will give you as much advice as you need to make the changes.
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The ozone layer of the atmosphere is gradually getting depleted by the emission of certain chemicals produced by man, known as chlorofluorocarbons. These chemicals, also known by their abbreviation CFCs, are mostly found in one of the most common items of daily use–deodorants. These CFCs are released into the atmosphere and they enlarge the hole which is already present in the ozone layer, which makes it an ideal condition for the harsh rays of the sun to fall directly upon our planet. Global warming is an issue about which not enough is being done to make the people of the world aware about, even though there is a revolution of information in the present scenario.

Basically it is important to create awareness among the people of the world about the presence of a gas called ozone in the atmosphere. This ozone gas forms a layer in the atmosphere, which protects the Earth from the harsh ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. If this ozone layer did not exist, the Earth would have been the hottest planet in our solar system, because the sun's rays would directly reach the earth, heating it up to an unbelievably high temperature, which would make it difficult for the human beings and other forms of life present on Earth to survive. The ozone layer must be saved in order for our future generations to live comfortably and call planet Earth their home.
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The Ozone layer is a layer of the atmosphere which protects us from harmful ultraviolet light which comes from the Sun. The Ozone layer shields us from 97-99% of harmful high frequency ultraviolet light, exposure to large amounts of ultraviolet has been linked with an increase in skin cancer and DNA damage. You can learn more here: Wikipedia The Ozone Layer Article
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The ozone layer prevents most ultraviolet (UV) and other high-energy radiation from penetrating to the earth's surface but does allow through sufficient ultraviolet rays to support the activation of vitamin D in humans. The full radiation, if unhindered by this filtering effect, would destroy animal tissue. Higher levels of radiation resulting from the depletion of the ozone layer have been linked with increases in skin cancers and cataracts and have been implicated in the decline of certain amphibian species.
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It protects us from the Sun's radiation and protects us from the serious damage that is caused by the exposure.
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hongqin wang answered
There are three major role in atmospheric ozone layer. The first is protection, and the second for the heating, the three for the role of greenhouse gases.
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To protect us from harmful uv rays
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Without the ozone layer we'd be crispy critters. That's why the destruction of the ozone layer is leading to climate changes.
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The ozone layer does two thing primarily first it reflex's the suns uv rays off of earth and because of this the O3 that gets hit with the rays breaks up and connects with other atoms to form a livable atmosphere
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It protects us from the suns harmful rays, without it there would be more floods and they would be more severe. Hope this helped ;-)
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The ozone layer helps keep certain sun rays from entering the earths atmosphere, this is getting damaged by greenhouse gases and the rays will be able to enter the atmosphere.
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The ozone layer contains oxygen which we need to breath. Without it we wont have any oxygen and eventually DIE......
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Because of ultra violet rays
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You should add more information to that.
Like why do we have the ozone layer and what do we need it for?

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