“Remembering Mario Molina: The Chemist Who Helped Solve Global Warming”

“Remembering Mario Molina: The Chemist Who Helped Solve Global Warming”. Mexican chemist Dr. Mario Molina celebrates his 80th birthday on March 19, 2023. Dr. Molina played a crucial role in identifying the impact of global warming on the Earth. He obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and an advanced degree from the University of Freiburg in Germany. After completing his education, he went to the University of California, Berkeley, and later to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for postdoctoral research. In the early 1970s, Dr. Molina began studying how synthetic chemicals affect the Earth’s atmosphere. He was one of the first to discover that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), a chemical found in air conditioners, aerosol sprays, and other products, were breaking down the ozone layer and reaching the Earth’s surface. He and his co-researchers published their findings in the journal Nature, which earned him a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Dr. Molina has always been passionate about science since childhood and has worked tirelessly throughout his career to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change.

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