The hole in the ozone layer has closed over since we have stopped pumping out chlorinated fluorocarbons following international agreement that although they worked for what they were used for, they were doing us no favours in the long run.
So hardly a scam and proof governments can work together for environmental outcomes when it suits them.
Good news never travels well, sells newspapers or keeps doomsday sayers in work.
I never got the memo about the ozone hole "closing". Why not?
Chlorinated fluorocarbons may well have been the ozone hole "go-to villain" and the 1st world banned it as a pressure-pak propellant.
If you google hard enough you'll find some quasi-scientists who will say it hasn't closed and embellish their statement with a pretty graph and a few photoshopped pics.
Nek minnit: It's that nasty villain C02! (Shhhhh - don't let on that without C02 there would be no life on Earth - animal, vegetable, 4x4 or otherwise).
They couldn't figure out a way to tax us on the air we breathe so they're taxing us on the C02 we exhale.
I'm not a "climate change denialist/skeptic - whatevs" - The climate has been changing without human input for millions of years.
It does that.
As I sit here sweating, remembering the weeks of stink-hot summers from 50 years ago (typical on the driest Island on the planet) we've always had, I ponder whether I can afford to turn on my air-con for fear of a four digit electricity bill for the summer quarter.
THAT is what it's all about!
I am more concerned about how the UN has moved most Western manufacturing to under-developed cheap labour 3rd world countries who have zero infrastructure or regulations to dispose of their waste.
They won't tell you, but most of the plastics in our oceans come from these countries.
If you believe C02 is responsible for climate change, simply stop exhaling and become part of the solution.
On a side note: When will Greta be visiting China and India in her petrochemical produced boat?
I DARE her!