ABSTRACT

Our current awareness of the anthropogenic actions that have led to predicted climate changes largely stems from Farman et al.’s (2003) research undertaken in the Antarctic which discovered the hole in the ozone layer. The discovery of the Antarctic ozone hole, as reported in Nature 30 years ago, was one of the most dramatic scientific findings of modern times. Since then, the science has moved on to a point at which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have high levels of statistical confidence that ‘total anthropogenic GHG emissions have continued to increase over 1970 to 2010 with larger absolute decadal increases towards the end of this period’ (IPCC 2014: 6).