Dying satellites are burning through the ozone layer – Expert Reaction

New international research has found that ozone-depleting compounds from burning satellites have increased 8-fold between 2016 and 2022. As the number of low-Earth-orbit satellites with short life-spans continues to skyrocket, the pollution could increase to 646% over natural atmospheric levels. Of the 8,100 objects currently in low Earth orbit, 6,000 are Starlink satellites.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2024/06/14/dying-satellites-are-burning-through-the-ozone-layer-expert-reaction/