Dr. Mario Molina: The man who Discovered the Hole in Ozone Layer

Dr. Mario Molina: Noble Prize Winner and the person who discovered the hole in ozone layer

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On March 19, the 80th birthday of renowned chemist Dr. Mario Molina, Google releases a charming new Google Doodle in his honor. Dr. Molina played a key role in identifying the effects of global warming on the planet.

In 1995, Dr. Mario Molina was also recognized as a Nobel laureate for his part in identifying an ozone layer hole in the atmosphere and its underlying cause. He was also among the first to identify the negative environmental impacts of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

Dr. Mario Molina, who was he?

Mario Molina, also known as Dr. Mario José Molina Henriquez, was a Mexican chemist who made several discoveries about the effects of climate change on the world, including the identification of the ozone layer hole brought on by chlorofluorocarbon chemicals.

One of the scientists who found a hole in the ozone layer, which is essential for shielding all life on Earth, was Dr. Molina. He also spoke about how chlorofluorocarbons affect the environment.'

Dr. Mario Molina had such a passion for science that he used his bathtub as a scientific lab to examine microscopic organisms with a toy microscope as a young boy.

He was one of the first scientists to point out that the ozone layer's hole caused by chlorofluorocarbons found in air conditioners, aerosol sprays, and other products allows UV radiation to reach the earth.

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