Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet

By Elizabeth Rusch
Illustrators Illustrated by Teresa Martinez Edition

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Publisher Charlesbridge Imprint Charlesbridge ISBN


Awards and Honors CPL Best Books - 2019 <br> 2020 <i>Green Earth Book Award</i> for Picture Books <br> <i>Cook Prize</i> Winner

Mario and the Hole in the Sky: How a Chemist Saved Our Planet

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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.

Further information about Mario Molina, with photograph. “Surprising Similarities: The Ozone Hole and Global Warming.” Further reading. Suggestions to lessen global warming. Author’s note. Source notes. Time line on back endpapers.
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