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If the Ozone Hole Were Discovered Today… We’d Probably Let It Fry Us

  by Jeff Turrentine, an OnEarth Magazine repost F. Sherwood Rowland, the chemist whose work on ozone layer depletion won a Nobel Prize, died last Saturday in California. Rowland earned his place in environmental history by being one of the first scientists in the world to discover that chlorofluorocarbons, or [...]
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We Dodged One Bullet, Why Not Another?

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : The Vine (5 years ago)

It doesn't get discussed much these days, but in the 1970s and 1980s, the world narrowly avoided a massive environmental fiasco. As early as 1974, Paul Crutzen, Sherwood Rowland, and Mario Molina had discovered that the Earth's ozon... Read Post

On Our Radar: Saluting a Colossus of Chemistry

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Green (2 years ago)

F. Sherwood Rowland, who endured relentless challenges for warning that chlorofluorocarbons were depleting the ozone layer, is dead at 84. Read Post

What If the Ozone Hole Were Discovered Today? We’d Probably Let It Fry Us

Issues & Causes / Climate Change : Climate Progress (2 years ago)

The legacy of Nobelist Sherry Rowland by Jeff Turrentine, an OnEarth Magazine repost F. Sherwood Rowland, the chemist whose work on ozone layer depletion won a Nobel Prize, died last Saturday in California. Rowland earned his place ... Read Post


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