Happy Ozone Day! – But wait, why would half the mumbai go hungry today!?

Today, 16th Sep is celebrated world over (among thinking-cap white-collar communities) as Ozone Day, in regards to Montreal protocol agreement and its success.

However, I intend to talk nothing about it here.

Why would half the mumbai be striving off for food today! has an answer to how global warming and ozone conservation is important to society.

Yes, you heard it right, today, half the Mumbains are going to give-a-miss to their favourite tiffin food, thanks to global warming. Mumbai mirror

Thanks to derailing of Mumbai local seven coaches on western line yesterday, today trains would be functioning abnormal causing Dabbawalas to cancel their tiffin ferries.

But wait, How come global warming comes into picture, and where does ozone day fits in ?

Yesterday,(and day before yesterday) less than the span of 24 hours two mumbai locals derailed. DNA news

Officials estimate the cause to be heating of iron rail tracks causing thermal expansion making the trains derail. The hindu

So, this is September, the month of Monsoon (rainy) season. And yet you have this!

Global warming<< isn’t it?

But wait, what about ozone layer?

Experts say, if you bring ozone to cover up oceans, then it will be only 3mm thick. Yes, a 3mm thick layer that sits above 10-15km is actually what protects the life on Earth from Sun’s harmful cancer-causing radiation. Thanks to timely implementation of Montreal protocols that today, we have saved millions of people from skin cancers. UNEP

And how is depletion of Ozone related to global warming ?

well, its not that depleting ozone causes global warming, its vice-versa, the causes of global warming, ie., the green house gases, is responsible for number of factors affecting ozone.

-Excerpt from UCSUSA

“The thickness of the polar stratospheric ozone layer depends on the rate of production of ozone in the tropical stratosphere, the movement of ozone from the tropics to the poles, the amount of ultraviolet radiation from the Sun, the polar stratospheric cloud cover, and the chemical reactions between the ozone and ozone- depleting substances. Each of these factors might be affected by climate change.”

So, now you see how half the mumbai had to stay hungry today, and why (winks)


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The original purpose of this blog was promoting city cycling and popularizing urban green belt corridors, which it did for it's first one and a half year, since the year of it's launch - 2014. Now-a-days, that is, since the last two years, I haven't been city commuting on my bike, thanks to my city earning the world's most air polluted region title. And thanks to the redesigning of City roads, those are forked under construction since last six months, loosing a green cover of a whooping 9,100+ trees and the rising construction dust hazards. And lastly thanks to El nino of 2015 and El nina of 2016. I don't know if I have missed any other reason. The theme of the blog, hence, changed, into a bit of my own ramblings covering topics, such as - my travel blogging, Social issues in India, Climate change & biodiversity conservation.

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