As climate change begins to feel like an impossible challenge, the forgotten tale of the hole in the ozone layer offers a timely message of hope. The scientists and politicians at the heart of the story reveal how they spotted the giant hole in the stratosphere and against all odds, persuaded Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher – two of the most unlikely eco-warriors in history – to take action. Had they not acted, the ozone layer would have depleted to the point that humans would’ve been forced to hide from daylight – we’d have become a nocturnal species. ‚Ozone Hole: How we saved the planet‘ tells the remarkable story of the hole in the ozone layer – and how the world managed to fix it.
Director: Jamie Lochhead
Duration: 56 minutes