Consider the following:

  1. Methane
  2. Nitrous oxide
  3. Halons

Which of the above is/are responsible for depletion of stratospheric ozone?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

All of the above contribute to depletion of stratospheric ozone. Methane gas is responsiple for damage to stratospheric ozone in Antarctica. Nitrous oxide is responsible for accelerating the rate of ozone depletion.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module