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“Learning to learn”: Mario Molina and the advice he gave to Arturo Elías Ayub for new entrepreneurs

In one of the videos that Elías Ayub shares on his social networks, Mario Molina is seen with the businessman. Elías Ayub asks Molina some advice for new entrepreneurs, to which the chemist responds that young people must realize that in the world we are entering a new era, so they must “learn to learn.”

The environmental catastrophe has already begun

Given its relevance, we reiterate what was warned by the Mexican scientist Mario Molina, who, with good reason and knowledge of the facts, categorically declared: “If we do not involve everyone in the preservation of the environment, the next generations will see their level of life ” . Today, he noted, we run the risk that large parts of the habitable planet become uninhabitable . Heat waves and forest fires are only, he stressed, yellow flashes of what will happen on a large scale

Ricardo supports Mexico in its effort to reduce emissions in cargo transportation

Experts from Ricardo, a global energy and environment consultancy, are leading an international consortium to support the Mexican government’s plan to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) in the freight transport sector.

Electromobility and green hydrogen, necessary allies for reducing emissions

Mexico City . The Alliance for the Transition to Low Emission Freight Transport (ATB) convened the online seminar “Electromobility and Green Hydrogen: their contribution to the decarbonisation of freight transport”. Daniel Chacón, from the Mexico Climate Initiative, Jorge Martínez , from Zacua México, Erica Escudero, from Ansasol SL, and Marco Jano from the Mario Molina Center participated in the seminar .

The experts highlighted that the goal to achieve compliance with international commitments such as the Paris Agreement and align to the trajectories of 2 ºC and 1.5 ºC, requires additional and more ambitious efforts compared to those that have already been implemented. In this sense, electromobility and green hydrogen are one of the technologies that will help meet the goals.

Nobel-winning Mexican scientist calls for complete ban on fuel oil

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 “Crude oil is obsolete, and even more so fuel oil, which also has very serious problems related to air contamination.”

Earth 2020: Science, society, and sustainability in the Anthropocene

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.

In utero ultrafine particulate matter exposure causes offspring pulmonary immunosuppression

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.

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.”