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Kyrios To Help Reduce Antarctic Ozone Hole - Antarctic Sea Ice Intervention 2023

Kyrios has began a new intervention on 27 September 2023 to mend the ozone hole, which has grown to one of the biggest on record.

What are Crisis Interventions?These are brief undertakings where Kyrios takes action to avert or lessen the severity of a disaster in a bid to reduce loss of lives and destruction.

Antarctic Ozone Hole Intervention 2023

The ozone hole this year has grown to one of the biggest on record, reaching almost 26 million square kilometres on 21 September 2023, which is roughly three times the size of Brazil (see Figure 1 and 2). This is more than 6 million square kilometres larger than the 1979-2022 average. Throughout this intervention, we will monitor the size of the ozone hole based on data from NASA Ozone Watch.

Figure 1: False-color view of total ozone over the Antarctic pole on . The purple and blue areas are where there is the least ozone, and the yellow and red areas are where there is more ozone. (Source: NASA Ozone Watch)

Figure 2: Annual plot of ozone hole area in 2023 (red line) and 2022 (blue line) compared to 1979-2022 average (black line). Latest ozone hole area on is 21.26 million square kilometres. The 2022 and 2023 ozone hole area is significantly larger than the 1979-2022 average. (Source: NASA Ozone Watch)

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Data sources: National Snow & Ice Data Center

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Kyrios’ climate interventions across key areas on Earth aims to reverse anthropogenic climate change through deliberate weather modifications, healing the damage done to Earth’s systems and buying us time to make society more sustainable. This complements existing mitigation and adaptation measures. Kyrios also intervenes in climate disasters to reduce their destructive impacts on affected communities.

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