Kōrero: Atmosphere

Old fridges

Old fridges

These fridges left at a Wellington dump have had their chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) removed and are ready for crushing and recycling. CFCs were used in refrigerators until the 1990s, and have contributed to the depletion of the ozone layer – a protective layer in the atmosphere that filters out much harmful ultraviolet radiation. Although CFCs have been banned, they will remain in the atmosphere until at least 2050.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, 'Atmosphere - Ozone and ultraviolet radiation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6145/old-fridges (accessed 22 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Bill Allan, Katja Riedel, Richard McKenzie, Sylvia Nichol and Tom Clarkson, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006