NASA is taking a step back from its global ozone protection efforts, a report from NASA’s Johnson Space Center has found.
The report found that the U.N. has made progress in protecting the ozone layers from harmful chemicals, but that it has not provided the same level of leadership that was needed in the fight against climate change.
The U.K.’s Office of Science and Technology Policy has been leading the fight for decades to combat harmful chemical pollution, but its report showed that it still has not made the same strides in ozone protection.NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U:Aerospace Industry Association released the report Thursday, with NASA’s acting administrator, Robert Lightfoot, saying that the report shows the agency is taking steps to improve the ozone protection capabilities of the U., U.H.S., and the international community.
“Our work is not finished, but the results of the work are in,” Lightfoot said.
“This report shows that NASA has a long way to go to address the challenges and challenges in our global ozone stewardship.”NASA has invested more than $30 billion in ozone science over the last several years, and the agency has set a goal of eliminating 95 percent of all new ozone-related damage by 2050.
Lightfoot pointed to NASA’s ozone research and operations budget of $10 billion for 2020.NASA has committed to spending $25 billion on ozone research over the next decade, with a focus on research to prevent ozone damage from new and existing chemicals.
It has also set an ozone budget of about $25 million per year through 2025.NASA’s new ozone report comes amid a wave of research into the role of chemicals in ozone damage.
For example, scientists are looking into how chemicals, including chlorine dioxide and ozone depleting agents, can damage the ozone-producing ozone-absorbing cells of the ozone molecule.
Chlorine dioxide and its derivatives have been found in everything from cigarette smoke to plastic bags, and their use has been linked to asthma, skin cancer, and other diseases.
NASA has identified ozone-depleting chemicals as a major factor in the development of asthma, which kills more than 5 million people worldwide every year.
The agency also has been studying the role that ozone-eating bacteria can play in ozone-damaging chemicals.
The new ozone study, published in the journal Nature, was co-authored by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.NASA said in a statement that it is working on plans for an upcoming research program to look at ways to prevent the formation of ozone-depleting molecules in the ozone.NASA and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration have been working to prevent and limit the release of harmful chemicals into the atmosphere, but there is still no guarantee that the agency’s efforts will prevent the development or spread of harmful ozone-degrading compounds.