World Ozone Day 2020 (Photo Credits: Pixabay)
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer: World Ozone Day is celebrated every year on 16 September. On this day, people are made aware of the importance of Ozone Layer and its importance in the environment. Along with this, this day is celebrated to search for possible solutions to preserve it. Actually, the ozone layer protects us from the sun’s harmful UV rays and helps to maintain the environment, but due to human activities, the ozone layer is getting reduced day by day, which is the environment and Can prove to be very destructive to life.
A delicate layer of gas in the Earth’s stratosphere is called the ozone layer, or the ozone shield, which absorbs most of the sun’s ultraviolet rays. These rays can cause many skin diseases. Let us know the history, theme and importance of World Ozone Day.
History of world ozone day
On 19 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared 16 September as the International Day for the Protection of the Ozone Layer. On this day, the Montreal Protocol, signed on 16 September 1987, for the preservation of the ozone layer, was signed. World Ozone Day was celebrated for the first time in the year 1995. The Montreal Protocol aims to protect the ozone layer by reducing the production of substances responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer.
World Ozone Day Theme
Ozone for life is the slogan for World Ozone Day 2020, we are celebrating 35 years of global ozone layer protection this year. This day’s slogan reminds us that ozone is important to us on Earth and we must continue to protect the ozone layer for our future generations. This year we are celebrating 35 years of the Vienna Convention and 35 years of global ozone layer protection.
What is the ozone layer?
The ozone layer is a part of the atmosphere that has high ozone concentrations. Ozone is a gas composed of three oxygen atoms O3. Where is the ozone layer? It depends on whether it can either harm life or protect life on Earth. Most of the ozone remains within the stratosphere, whereby it acts as a shield, protecting the Earth’s surface from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation. If this shield weakens, then we will all be more susceptible to poor immune system, cataract and skin cancer.
Importance of World Ozone Day
The ozone layer is very important for human life and environment on Earth, so it is necessary to understand its importance and conserve it. It is said that the ozone layer was discovered in 1913 by French physicists Fabri Charles and Henri Busson. Ozone is a layer of gas that protects the Earth from the sun’s harmful rays. The ozone layer consisting of light blue gas is located at an altitude of 20–30 km from the Earth in the stratosphere. It filters ultraviolet rays emanating from the sun and reaches the earth and contributes significantly to the protection of human life.