At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/11/231121175239.htm … University of Otago – research published in Nature Communications at https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-42637-0 … we are told that over the last 4 year period the ozone hole has opened up over the Antarctic – years after CFCs were banned. The media in the UK have been a bit shy about this, keeping quiet. It contradicts the narrative.
Why anyone should be surprised by this I don’t know as the Sun has been very active. There have been numerous CMEs interacting with earth’s atmosphere and it is the solar wind that disperses the ozone. Nothing to do with CFCs. The authors at the link even say that CFCs can’t be to blame as the media, intentionally, have been saying the zone hole problem had been cured. By banning CFCs. Yet, the hole has shrunk, grown, and shrunk again, but the Green lobby are convinced it was all to do with CFCs. Or the gulible ones. Yet, environmentalists will still say that CFCs are the cause – because they desperately need some little germ of success in order to keep the agenda going. Going by the press release it would seem the Physics department at this New Zealand university have failed to keep up – now the truth might be dawning on them.
Over at https://www.livescience.com/space/the-sun/enormous-sunspot-archipelago-15-times-wider-than-earth-could-soon-bombard-us-with-solar-flares … which provides us with an example of what has been going on over the last 4 years or so. The source is https://spaceweather.com … which has been running the same story for several days running. A massive sunspot region, made up of 6 different groups, in a sort of sunspot chain, is spitting out flares as earth moves into the firing line. Since emerging, the sunspot groups have split up – creating an archipelago of sunposts [a chain of islands]. No respite for the ozone hole it would seem. Its got to hit mainstream media at some point – and that will be fun. Look out for somersaults.