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Mario and the Hole in the Sky

How a Chemist Saved Our Planet
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Published: 18th February 2020
Publisher Name: Random House
Author: Elizabeth Rusch
ISBN: 9781580895811
Format: Hardback
Pages: 40

Description

The true story of how a scientist saved the planet from environmental disaster.


Mexican American Mario Molina is a modern-day hero who helped solve the ozone crisis of the 1980s. Growing up in Mexico City, Mario was a curious boy who studied hidden worlds through a microscope. As a young man in California, he discovered that CFCs, used in millions of refrigerators and spray cans, were tearing a hole in the earth's protective ozone layer. Mario knew the world had to be warned--and quickly. Today Mario is a Nobel laureate and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His inspiring story gives hope in the fight against global warming.