Friday, June 18, 2010

hole in the ozone

The photo above was taken in the Auckland airport about a month ago when we arrived. My friend Toni was moving back to the States from New Zealand the same day we were moving here and coincidentally, her plane was taking off just shortly after ours landed! We had a bittersweet 6.7 minute reunion and then said farewell for another 2 years.....
Just to demonstrate the severity of the problem with ozone depletion -  only several sunscreen-free weeks have elapsed since the photo above was taken, but see for yourself the effects of being exposed to the harsh, unfiltered NZ sun. Below, the aging effect of the sun. A picture worth a thousand words.