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Whatever Happened To The Hole In The Ozone?

Talk about things going out of fashion.  A few years back, the whole panic was over the ozone layer.  More specifically, the hole in it.  I don’t remember the last time I heard anything about that, do you?  You should have heard the hue and cry over it, at that time.  That’s when the sun screens came into vogue. 

Seems the ozone layer was supposed to protect us from the sun’s harmful rays.  With the hole, there was no protection from all that UV.  Eeek!  One by one came the parade of sun screens to save us from the evil UV.  I may be all wet but I don’t like stuff on my skin that’s all oily and yucky.  Sun screen is.  I refuse to wear it.  I have an olive complexion and am not that sensitive to the sun.  My husband, on the other hand, is a redhead and he does wear it along with a wide brimmed hat, whenever he walks outside on sunny days.  Funny, he didn’t do that when he was a kid although he got some pretty bad sunburns, he tells me. 

Yes, I feel sorry for the redheads of this world.  Think of all the summer fun they miss.  I feel sorry for anyone who has such a sensitive skin that they can’t enjoy nature.  That has to suck.  But to get back to the Ozone layer, I’m willing to bet, just as dialogue over the hole in it waned, so will the carbon dioxide dialogue.  Sooner or later, we get bored.  Time to think of something new to panic about.

March 30th, 2007 Posted by | Environment, Personal Opinions | no comments