Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

PBS documentary on ozone hole

Wed, 04/10/2019

This Wednesday evening, April 10th, PBS will premiere their new documentary entitled Ozone Hole: How We Saved the Planet at 7 pm Pacific Time (possibly 10 pm – check your TV schedule).  In Los Angeles and Orange Counties, it will be broadcast on Channel 50, KOCE.  The program documents the background, discoveries, and solutions to the problem of CFCs accumulating in the atmosphere and endangering the planet.  The research of Sherry Rowland and Mario Molina is highlighted, and the issue is presented as a successful outcome in the environmental protection movement, one of the "wins" that show that we can accomplish positive change in our efforts to preserve the planet.