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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.

Climate change consensus is politics — debate is science – The Hill

In 1974, Mario Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland published a scientific paper showing that CFCs high in the stratosphere could be broken down chemically, releasing atoms of chlorine. One tiny atom of chlorine in the lower stratosphere can destroy 100,000 molecules of ozone.

New Climate Risk Classification Created to Account for Potential “Existential” Threats – SIO

A “three-lever” mitigation strategy of emissions control and carbon sequestration report was produced by the Committee to Prevent Extreme Climate Change, chaired by Ramanathan, Nobel Prize winner Mario Molina of UC San Diego, and Durwood Zaelke, who leads an advocacy organization, the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, with 30 experts from around the world including China and India.

Research on chlorofluorocarbons designated a chemical landmark – C&EN

Until Rowland and Molina’s discovery, CFCs had been widely used as refrigerant gases and as propellants in aerosol sprays. Being chemically inert, they were a welcome alternative to the toxic and flammable compounds previously used in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, such as ammonia, chloromethane, propane, and sulfur dioxide.

Nobel Prize winner Professor Mario Molina to discuss his ground-breaking research – King’s College London

Nobel Prize-winning chemical engineer Professor Mario Molina is to visit King’s College London on 22 June. Professor Molina, who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1995, will discuss his work on ‘Climate Change: Science, Policy & Risks’ at a special event as he receives an honorary degree from the university.

Study reveals increased risk of ozone loss over the central United States during summer months – NMLS

A new study out of Harvard University reveals that the protective stratospheric ozone layer above the central United States is vulnerable to erosion during the summer months from ozone-depleting chemical reactions, exposing people, livestock and crops to the harmful effects of UV radiation.

Paris Climate Agreement Skeptics Sing A Familiar Song – Forbes

Many in the chemical industry were initially opposed and even attempted to discredit the Nobel Prize winning science of Paul Crutzen, Mario Molina, and Sherwood Rowland. Their work was fundamental in identifying why Ozone was being decomposed. Weather Underground’s Dr. Jeff Masters previously wrote an excellent summary of the skeptic tactics during this period.

California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change

“With Trump indicating that he will withdraw from climate change leadership, the rest of the global community is looking to California, as one of the world’s largest economies, to take the lead,” said Mario Molina, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist from Mexico who advises nations on climate change policy. “California demonstrates to the world that you can have a strong climate policy without hurting your economy.”

Nobel Winner Mario Molina Is Baccalaureate Speaker – BU Today

Mario J. Molina’s Nobel Prize winning quest began with a question: what happens to chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs—man-made chemicals used to cool refrigerators and in aerosol sprays and plastic foams—when they are released into the atmosphere?

Global warming heats up extreme weather, deteriorates environment: Dr. Mario Molina – Xinhua

“What is very worrisome is that extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and heavy rains, are now much more common,” said Molina, who also serves as a climate policy adviser to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. After all, some of the additional energy, or heat that the planet is now absorbing, “is going to the oceans” and that is changing “the energy balance of our planet.”



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