Hey! Did you know us hippies care about the environment sometimes?
What do you mean?
We advocate for the environment, remember? Except it's not enough to save the ozone layer.
What's the ozone layer have to do with the environment?
The ozone layer protects humans from too many UV rays that can cause cancer. Plant growth is also affected by too much sun.
But what actually causes the "ozone hole"?
The use of refrigerants and certain products like hairspray and the manufacturing of stuff like Styrofoam can deplete the ozone layer. Unharmful versions of these things haven't been made yet.
You act like it's humans fault for this, but what proof is there that it exists?
The "hole" doesn't actually exist, but it's an area of the ozone layer that is less than 220 Dobson units thick. It has gotten larger in the future, but we don't know that yet.
I'll show you just that.
Well, since you know the future, what problems will this hole cause?
This is our future if things don't change, causing UV rays from the sun to bake the earth, with no ozone layer to protect us. This can cause cancer and cataracts in humans and animals, if we survive long enough.