We are told UV-B is only a minor component of the total solar radiation; we now know this could not be further from the truth.Our recent metering reflects an exponential rise in UVB radiation. Due to its high energy, its potential for causing biological damage to plants, animals, and humans is exceptionally high and even small increases could lead to significant biological damage. There are numerous peer reviewed studies which verify this fact.
According to agencies like WHO, (World Heath Organization) and a long list of other recognized government sources of UV information like NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), no more than 5% of the total UV reaching the surface of Earth should be UVB. The other 95% should be UVA.
Can stop sprouting of seedsStunts growthLimb die offReduced foliageDNA damageChanges nutrient distributionMutationsEffects photosynthesisGreatly increased mortality
Phytoplankton accounts for some 30% of the worlds’ intake of animal protein. Phytoplankton and the microorganisms they consume are killed by excessive UV levels. (Global plankton populations have already been reduced by 40% to 50%. Much of the die off is likely due to increased UV radiation.)
Less plankton = less carbon-dioxide absorption.
Less plankton = less oxygen production. (Atmospheric oxygen content around the globe declining rapidly)
Less plankton = less fish. Period.
Bottom line: A crashing plankton population effects the entire food chain and all life on earth.
Damaged immune systemDNA damageDamages sightCauses various forms of cancer
“Ozone depletion would cause more UV radiation which would cause skin cancers ~ killing people,” he said.