ON THE AGENDA
As global temperatures rise and demand for air conditioning and refrigeration soars, all countries must adopt common-sense initiatives to make cooling more efficient, less emissions-intensive, and more affordable for consumers. Without rapid action, runaway climate change will be far harder to prevent.
Climate-Friendly Cooling Can Slow Global Warming
April 2, 2020
Best path to net zero: Cut short-lived super-pollutants. By Mario Molina, Veerabhadran Ramanathan, Durwood J. Zaelke,
December 10th, 2019
Today marks the 24th Anniversary of Dr. Mario Molina receiving the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. We invite you to read more about this historic moment:
24th Anniversary of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry
September 23, 2019
Dr. Molina participated in the UN Climate Action Summit in New York this week alongside scientists, world leaders and civil society. He was part of the “Unlocking the full potencial of Climate Action” meeting.
December 4, 2018
Dr. Mario Molina took part of “24 Hours of Reality” by Ex-President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project. Over 24 hours leaders, scientists, academics, government and social representatives offered interviews to learn more about how fossil fuels and climate change are creating unique health risks that threaten the wellness of families and communities all over the world.
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
REUTERS- August 7, 2020
“Fuel oil should be banned,” said Molina in an interview last week. “Crude oil is obsolete, and even more so fuel oil, which also has very serious problems related to air contamination.”
PNAS -April 21, 2020
Another critical scientific advance occurred in the mid-1970s, when Mario Molina and F. Sherwood Rowland first demonstrated that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) would break down under UV exposure in the stratosphere, releasing free radicals that catalyzed ozone destruction. The pair would go on to share the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Paul Crutzen.
Early life exposure to fine particulate matter (PM) in air is associated with infant respiratory disease and childhood asthma, but limited epidemiological data exist concerning the impacts of ultrafine particles (UFPs) on the etiology of childhood respiratory disease.