Seeking to reveal the connections between climate change and the destruction of the ozone layer, Dr. Syvorotkin, the leading researcher at the geology department, Moscow State University, proposed the “Hydrogen” concept and the “Degassing Concept of Global Disasters”.
The core of the ‘hydrogen’ theory is that the ozone layer depletion is caused by the destructive chemical reaction of abyssal hydrogen and methane with ozone. A dangerous consequence of the destruction of the ozone layer are weather anomalies, as indicated by the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer in 1985. He recorded some long-term trends in his comparative study of ozone and weather anomalies:
- With the growth of ozone concentration, surface air cools down. Oppositely, when the ozone concentration decreases, the surface air heats up by several degrees;
- Abnormal heat and cold are likely caused by strong both positive and negative anomalies in the ozone layer
- Positive and negative ozone anomalies are especially dangerous when meet each other, causing ice rains, floods, and hurricanes;
- Melting ice in the polar seas is the result of deep degassing as saturation of water with any gas makes the ice cover melt, uncovering the water which heats the air.
- The release of hydrogen and methane is dangerous as it can cause massive fires. These gases are flammable gases, and in certain proportions, with atmospheric oxygen, they are capable of spontaneous explosions.
Syvorotkin, V. L. (2017) Volcanic eruptions, Space and Time, 1 (27)
Syvorotkin, V. L. (2019) Degasation concept of global catastrophes: basic provisions, new results, Questions of geography, (149)
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