Re: Ozone hole myths (was: Kyoto, Driving our car)

Hal Finney (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 07:27:00 -0800

Warrl kyree Tale'sedrin, <>, writes:
> Myth: I said that volcanoes and the oceans are causing ozone
> depletion.
> Fact: I said nothing of the kind. I merely said that chlorine
> releases from human industrial activity are incredibly tiny in
> comparison to either of these natural sources.

Apparently you want to be careful in what you claim so that you cannot
be contradicted by the facts. Let me put you on the spot.

Do you agree that human industrial activity is the principle cause of
ozone depletion?

If not, what do you think is causing ozone depletion?

Do you agree that most chlorine in the upper atmosphere (where ozone
depletion occurs) is due to human industrial activity?

If not, what do you think is the source of most chlorine in the upper

These are not trick questions. These are fundamental questions which
must be answered in dealing with the ozone problem.