Mayewski cites role of international agreements in fighting climate change, Smithsonian reports

Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Paul Mayewski, director of the University of Maine’s Climate Change Institute, for a story on the historical role international agreements have played in addressing climate change. In the late 1980s, the Montreal Protocol began the process of closing a hole in the ozone layer caused by ozone-depleting chemicals found in a wide array of consumer products at the time, according to the article. The ozone layer, Mayewski told Smithsonian, has largely recovered thanks to the Montreal agreement.