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

Opinion piece by VEERABHADRAN RAMANATHAN. MARIO MOLINA & DURWOOD J. ZAELKE
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.”

Nobel laureate teaches the tricky work of talking about climate change

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.

Stopping an environmental disaster before it’s too late. How UC research sounded the alarm on the ozone layer.

In 1974, two experts in atmospheric chemistry from UC Irvine, Mario Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland, made international headlines with their discovery that the widespread use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in aerosol spray cans was destroying the Earth’s ozone layer, the shield that protects us from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

MEXICO LEADERSHIP CORPS TRAINING: THE FIRST STEP TO CLIMATE ACTION

Throughout the training, participants had the opportunity to learn from renowned speakers, such as chemist Dr. Mario Molina, who was the first Mexico-born person to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. Dr. Molina, who is now a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of California San Diego, gave an insightful presentation on science and policy and reminded trainees about society’s responsibility to tackle climate change.

UC San Diego Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Named to California Hall of Fame – SIO

Gov. Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, in partnership with the California Museum, recently announced inductees of the 11th Class of the California Hall of Fame. Among the new members is Mario Molina, a University of California San Diego distinguished professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemisty and Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

The Montreal Protocol: triumph by treaty – UNEP

By Mario Molina, Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry and Durwood Zaelke, President, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development.

Clouds’ warming potential is frightening researchers – E&E News

The signatories of the study suggesting that global warming threatens the human race included policymakers and scientists from China, India, Europe, Australia and leading U.S. universities. Mario Molina, a Nobel Prize winner who co-authored it, predicted that “we have less than a decade to put these solutions in place.”

The Earth’s ozone hole is shrinking and is the smallest it has been since 1988 – Washington Post

“It’s extremely rewarding, because it was originally just a scientific effort, and then we were able to convince society that it was a problem — here’s what would happen if we do not deal with it,” said chemist Mario Molina, who had an integral role in the discovery of the ozone hole and who was awarded a Nobel Prize for his research in 1995.



MARIO MOLINA CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ON ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Prolongacion Paseo de los Laureles No. 458, Despacho 406
Col. Bosques de las Lomas, Cuajimalpa, C.P. 05120, Mexico, D.F.
Telephone: +00 (52-55) 9177 1670