Dr. Mario Molina’s 80th birthday is commemorated in a Google Doodle

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Google Doodle is celebrating the 80th birthday of Nobel Prize winner Dr Mario Molina with an illustration of the scientist and a playful molecule. In 1995, Dr Molina was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his groundbreaking research in the 1970s on the destruction of the Earth’s ozone layer. He identified that chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) released from aerosol cans and refrigerators were responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer, and his research helped lead to the successful international agreement to phase out CFCs. Born in Mexico City, Dr Molina was the first Mexican to receive a Nobel Prize in the sciences.

He is remembered for his dedication to science and his commitment to educating the public on the importance of preserving the environment. Through the Mario Molina Center, he worked to promote sustainable development in Latin America, and continues to serve as an advocate for environmental protection.