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Mario J. Molina

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Molina in 2011

Mario J. Molina (March 19, 1943 – October 7, 2020) was a Mexican chemist who won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. This was because, in the 1970s, he was one of the scientists who discovered that there was a hole in the ozone layer in the Earth's atmosphere. He is the first Mexican to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Molina was one of 20 Nobel Laureates[1] who signed the "Stockholm memorandum" at the 3rd Nobel Laureate Symposium on Global Sustainability in Stockholm, Sweden on 18 May 2011.[2] Molina led a committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Science which released a stark report on global warming March 2014.[3]

Molina was born in Mexico City. He studied at National Autonomous University of Mexico, University of Freiburg and at the University of California, Berkeley. Molina died in Mexico City from a heart attack on October 7, 2020 at the age of 77.[4]