What is The oZone layer?
The ozone layer is a cover of the Earth's stratosphere that absorbs most of the Sun's ultraviolet radiation. Demonstration: Imagine it like a sponge, the ozone layer absorbs bits of radiation hitting Earth from the sun. Even though we need some of the sun's radiation to live, too much of it can damage living things. The ozone layer acts as a shield for life on Earth.
The cause of the disruption of the ozone layer is the increase in carbon to our atmosphere. Many of this carbon release is caused by humans from the driving of automobiles and factory pollution. Clathrates, a solid form of methane, are frozen in the sea and can be released by the change of temperature. Methane will release gas into the atmosphere and are more detrimental than carbon dioxide to global warming
How it effects us and the environment
The ozone layer is a major protection from harmful UV radiation. If the ozone layer in the stratosphere was never existing, it would cause the sunlight to reach the ground and would damage DNA and other molecules.
Us: Increases UV exposure which can lead to skin cancer.
Environment: The warming of the ocean will melt the ice in the arctic causing the sea level to rise and habitats to decrease. As the seawater continues to move farther towards land, it can cause erosion, flooding, soil contamination, and polar habitats to decrease.