NASA and the environment the case of ozone depletion

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Page 8 - TITLE IV— UPPER ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH 2 PURPOSE AND POLICY SEC. 401. 3 (a) The purpose of this title is to authorize and direct the Administration to develop and carry out a comprehensive program of research, technology, and monitoring of the phenomena of the upper atmosphere so as to provide for an understanding of and to maintain the chemical and physical integrity of the Earth's upper atmosphere.
Page 43 - These observations reinforce concerns about the frailty of Earth's ozone layer. Although production of ozone-destroying gases has been curtailed under international agreements, concentrations of the gases in the stratosphere are only now reaching their peak.
Page 33 - Shapiro was more blunt, complaining that "this [ozone issue] is about money. If there were no dollars attached to this game, you'd see it played in a very different way. It would be played on intellect and integrity. When you say the ozone threat is a scam, you're not only attacking people's scientific integrity, you're going after their pocketbook as well. It's money, purely money.
Page 37 - He may be said to have been the right man in the right place at the right time.
Page 43 - Although production of ozone destroying gases has been curtailed under international agreements, concentrations of the gases in the stratosphere are only now reaching their peak. Due to their long persistence in the atmosphere, it will be many decades before the ozone hole is no longer an annual occurrence,
Page 32 - The evidence is overwhelming that the earth's stratospheric ozone layer — our shield against the sun's hazardous ultraviolet rays — is being eaten away by man-made chemicals far faster than any scientist had predicted.
Page 32 - I can tell you categorically there is no ozone hole over Kennebunkport. There never has been an ozone hole over Kennebunkport, and I don't really expect one."91 NASA had never forecast an ozone hole over Kennebunkport — the Kennebunkport reference came from Gore and others.
Page 38 - The 1994 midterm election created a Republican majority in both houses of Congress for the first time in four decades.
Page 37 - The current and projected levels of ozone depletion do not appear to represent a catastrophe," said Michael Oppenheimer, an atmospheric scientist with the Environmental Defense Fund.
Page 18 - Although they have not established the cause, the group said, "we suspect a chemical process is fundamentally responsible for the formation of the hole.

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