The ozone layer protects life on earth by acting as a shield against ultraviolet rays, which are destructive to any living organism. Ultraviolet rays are emitted by the sun, but before they reach the surface of the earth they are intercepted by the ozone layer of the atmosphere.Continue Reading
The ozone layer basically absorbs harmful emissions from the sun, which is why life on earth is able to thrive. No other planet known to man has conditions that can favor life, and without the ozone layer Earth would also become unable to support life. Below are some things that would happen if the ozone layer was damaged to any extent.