Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Businessweek Archives

Ozone: Prudent Steps Are Not Hysteria


Readers Report

OZONE: PRUDENT STEPS ARE NOT HYSTERIA

Regarding Paul Craig Roberts' column "Quietly, now, let's rethink the ozone apocalypse" (Economic Viewpoint, June 19), ozone shields living things from ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation, and there is no dispute about the link between UV-B and nonmelanoma skin cancer. Replacement of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), long supported by the industries that produce and use these chemicals, is occurring with little or no inconvenience to consumers. Life on Earth's surface depends on a stable ozone layer. The termination of production of CFCs

was a prudent reaction by governments around the world to a looming threat that could have turned into a

catastrophe.

Michael Oppenheimer

Senior Scientist

Environmental Defense Fund

New York


LIMITED-TIME OFFER SUBSCRIBE NOW
 
blog comments powered by Disqus