The Hole We Made
The modern world has been transformed by the advent of technology and the rapid industrialization of society. We have come to rely on modern conveniences and the ease of technology to get us through our days, but it has come at a cost. We have pursued industrialization and modernization mindlessly, without considering the potential consequences, and this has resulted in a number of environmental issues, such as the hole in the ozone layer, air pollution, and water pollution. We now face the challenge of reversing the damage that has been done and restoring our planet to a healthy and sustainable state. Perhaps one of the most well-known consequences of our mindless pursuit of industrialization and modernization is the hole in the ozone layer. It was discovered in 1985 that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which were used in a variety of products from aerosol sprays to refrigerators, were destroying the ozone layer that protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Since then, CFCs have been phased out of many products, but the damage to the ozone layer has already been done.