CNN, and various other news sources are reporting that the hole in the ozone layer has split into two.
The timeline goes like this: the ozone layer had begin to shrink, as compared to the past two years... and then split.
Interestingly, this quote makes it sound like global warming is responsible for the dwindling of the hole:
"Moreover, the hole had dwindled in size before the split because of unusually warm temperatures in the atmosphere, according to NASA ozone scientist Paul Newman."Maybe it really is simply a natural cycle that everyone has been worried about.