33. David Fahey on the Montreal Protocol, ozone depletion and SRM
April 04, 2023
Jesse Reynolds and Pete Irvine
Dr David Fahey is the Director of the Chemical Sciences Laboratory in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and he also serves as a Co-Chair of its the Montreal Protocol’s Scientific Assessment Panel, which produces the quadrennial assessments of stratospheric ozone depletion. In this episode, we discuss flying planes into the stratosphere to conduct experiments on ozone depletion, the success of the Montreal Protocol, and solar radiation modification (SRM) - potential impacts, future for research and deployment regulation.Support the show
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Introduction and background
CFC ozone depletion experiments
Why is the ozone layer so vital?
The Montreal Protocol and its Scientific Assessment Panel
The differences between the Montreal Protocol and IPCC
The battle with CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs
Looking back on the success of the Montreal Protocol
The budding discussion of Solar Radiation Management (SRM)
Stratospheric Aerosol Injection: Potential implementation scenarios and range of outcomes?
One Atmosphere: UNEP review on SRM
Why are the recommendations still so vague?
Controversy of SRM research and small-scale experiments
Moving for global conversation on SRM