International Ozone Day Celebration
International Ozone day is celebrated every year on the 16th of September. It is seen as an international day of call for the protection and preservation of ozone layer. It was introduced by two French physicists, Charles Fabry and Henri Buisson. British meteorologist G.M.B. Dabson developed the world’s first spectrometer which could measure stratospheric ozone form the ground. Between 1928 to 1958 Dobson established a worldwide network of ozone monitoring stations which continue to operate to this day. Hamraah foundation celebrates World Ozone Day with support by the Ministry of Health Sciences, Government of India.Ozone layer is the upper layer of the atmosphere which shield the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation and depletion of ozone layer will lead to harmful UV rays penetration the earth’s atmosphere and reaching the earth’s surface. Excess exposure of UV rays causes a number of serious health risks and sometimes even skin cancer and eye cataracts. Over the recent past the thickness of the ozone layer has considerably reduced and in some places ozone holes have been formed.
The event focuses on educating people about the ways through which they can restore the ozone layer and also how to further prevent depletion of the same. They are encouraged to use eco-friendly appliances which do not emit greenhouse gases like chlorofluorocarbons.
The main aim of celebrating Ozone Day is to send out a message to every individual that, we as environmental stewards need to realize the fact that our planet is in danger and we need to protect it from further destruction. Our planet is in crises due to global warming, overpopulation and other critical environmental issues. Every person on earth shares the responsibility to do as much as possible to preserve the planet’s finite natural resources for the future generations.