Mario Molina Calls for Climate Action from Developing Countries in Interview

This week, the Chicago Tribune interviewed Nobel Prize-winning chemist Mario Molina who has become one of Mexico's fiercest environmental crusaders. In the interview, Molina, who currently runs the Mario Molina Center in Mexico City, calls on developing countries to find paths to economic growth that do not endanger the environment.

"..the planet is just too small for these developing countries to repeat the economic growth in the same way that the rich countries have done it in the past. We don't have enough natural resources, we don't have enough atmosphere. Clearly, something has to change," Molina told Tribune reporter Oscar Avila.

Molina noted that one key strategy for the region of Latin America is increase collaboration between Latin American cities. Mexico City, for example, is working with Santiago, Chile, on transport engineering issues to develop more sustainable transport options. :: Via Chicago Tribune

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