Jonathan Shanklin

Jonathan Shanklin discovered the Antarctic ozone hole in 1985 as a member of a British Antarctic Survey team. He is head of the Meterology and Ozone Monitoring Unit of the BAS.

The formation of the Antarctic ozone hole is a graphic demonstration of how rapidly we can change the atmosphere of our planet. There are many other environmental issues facing us today and we must link them together to understand and debate the underlying causes, rather than treat each issue in isolation.