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September 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Reaffirming California’s global climate leadership, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed Senate Bill 100, authored by Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus Kevin de León, setting a 100 percent clean electricity goal for the state, and issued an executive order establishing a new target to achieve carbon neutrality – both by 2045.

“This bill and the executive order put California on a path to meet the goals of Paris and beyond. It will not be easy. It will not be immediate. But it must be done,” said Governor Brown.

Dr. Mario Molina was one of the scientists who promoted this important Bill in California

August, 2018

Dr. Mario Molina of Mexico is one of the most celebrated scientists alive today. He is an atmospheric chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1995.

A Nobel Prize-winning chemist shares his studies with the world

July 23th, 2018

In this special episode of Global Dispatches podcast, produced in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, we bring you the inside story of how the world came together to create an internationally binding treaty to protect the ozone layer — and ultimately human health: The Montreal Protocol. 

-An interview of Dr. Molina is featured. 

UN PODCAST: The Inside Story of How the World Closed the Hole in the Ozone Layer

In April 2018, the Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative St. Paul took Laureates to the University of Minnesota, the Science Museum of Minnesota and 3M’s Global Headquarters. Mario Molina, 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, took part in two days of diverse events.

"Doing science is more rewarding if it's for the benefit of society." Nobel laureate Mario Molina

Thursday, April 26, 2018

When Mario Molina won the Nobel Prize in 1995 for his research on CFCs, the award came with a new responsibility: To communicate science and influence policy.

Nobel laureate teaches the tricky work of talking about climate change


November 15, 2017

Office of the Governor & the California Museum announce the California Hall of Fame 11th Class

The Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, in partnership with the California Museum,  announced the 11th class of the California Hall of Fame. The new inductees will join 104 inspirational Californians previously inducted for embodying the state’s spirit of innovation.

The inductees of the California Hall of Fame 11th class are: entertainer Lucille Ball; bioscientist Susan Desmond-Hellmann; artist and activist Mabel McKay; atmospheric chemist Mario J. Molina; quarterback Jim Plunkett; poet Gary Snyder; filmmaker Steven Spielberg; musician Michael Tilson Thomas and vintner Warren Winiarski.

“These Californians represent the dynamic spirit and imagination that is the hallmark of the Golden State,” said Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. “Their exceptional skill and craft enrich our culture and inspire us all.”

California Hall of Fame inductees are selected by the Governor and First Lady for achievements and contributions in areas such as science, philanthropy, sports, business, entertainment, the arts, literature, technology, activism and politics.

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Prof. Molina will be inducted into the California Hall of Fame


Commentary | Why California summit is make or break for climate safety

Gov. Jerry Brown’s climate summit next week is his last chance — and perhaps the last chances for the U.S. and the world — to change the course we’re on in time to prevent climate devastation. Benignly called the “business as usual” climate trajectory, this course should be called the “disaster” trajectory because that’s where it’s taking the planet, and far faster than most realize.

A Nobel Prize-winning chemist shares his studies with the world

Dr. Mario Molina of Mexico is one of the most celebrated scientists alive today. He is an atmospheric chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1995.

Mexico City seeks pragmatic solutions to transport pollution

“We assume that an air quality emergency in the 1990s was the same as now, but it isn’t,” says Antonio Mediavilla, project co-ordinator at the Centro Mario Molina, a leading environmental think-tank in Mexico City named after its founder, a Mexican chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in 1995 for identifying the role of chlorofluorocarbons on the ozone layer. “Air quality has improved significantly since the 1990s . . . but it’s still not ideal.”


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