While we are now enjoying a mild spring and have probably forgotten the grim low temperatures of the winter months, it’s perhaps worth noting a very brief article on the news this evening regarding falling levels of Arctic Ozone (I actually heard it on Channel 4, but – as has happened before – when I went onto their website to find a written version of the story, nothing – so I’m providing a BBC link from their more slick website – sorry C4, but it’s your own fault!). Panic about levels of ozone feels like something from my youff – you hardly ever hear anything about it nowadays.  We’ve stopped getting all het up about aerosol sprays, and fridges and so forth now we’ve dealt with the CFC issue.  I guess we think we’ve solved the problem. But apparently, the extreme cold weather has caused some pretty alarming ozone damage which is still in evidence even now it’s spring.  Click on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12969167 to read more about it.

And in the meantime, start stocking up on the high factor suncream!  😉