From the page: "Anderson had made a revolutionary connection between climate change and ozone loss. For three decades, scientists have shouted themselves hoarse insisting the two planetary threats were separate and unrelated. âoeWhat Anderson did is piece together all of the complicated partsâ"how you can inject water in higher and higher amounts into the upper atmosphere and how that causes ozone destructionâ"and come up with this alarming possibility,â says atmospheric scientist Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, who has done pioneering work on the ozone layer. âoeHeâs identified a really important mechanism.â
And if Anderson is right and the ozone layer is under renewed attack, then all of the potential consequences of that threat are back like a bad dream from the 1980s: more ultraviolet light reaching the ground; more cases of skin cancer and cataracts; damage to plankton and other organisms that support ocean life; and withered crops that could lead to skyrocketing food prices."