Hole in the ozone layer has grown for a 3rd year in a row

The ozone hole that forms yearly over Antarctica has grown for the third year in a row. 

At nearly 10 million square miles (26.4 million square kilometers), the ozone hole (opens in new tab) is the largest it’s been since 2015. But despite that growth, scientists say that the hole’s size is still on a downward trend overall. “All the data says that ozone is on the mend,” Paul Newman, NASA Goddard space Flight Center’s chief Earth scientist, told the Associated Press (opens in new tab).

Originally published at www.space.com

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