Nobel Prize Talks: Mario Molina
The vast majority of experts agree that climate change is taking place and that human activity has a role to play. ”The risks are unacceptable”, says Mario Molina, awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995, who has chaired a new report on climate change. But the good news is that we can do something about it. In this conversation he talks about how they have worked with economists and professional communicators in order to clarify the message to the public and work towards a shift in public policy.
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Interview with 1995 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Mario Molina, 19 May 2011. The interviewer is Agneta Wallin Levinovitz, Editor-in-Chief of Nobelprize.org.
Mario Molina talks about what made him interested in science; his sources of inspiration (4:07); his work with F. Sherwood Rowland (8:36); his current work in air quality and global change issues (15:40); and what the Nobel Prize has meant to him (29:52).
Their work and discoveries range from cancer therapy and laser physics to developing proteins that can solve humankind’s chemical problems. The work of the 2018 Nobel Laureates also included combating war crimes, as well as integrating innovation and climate with economic growth. Find out more.