F. Sherwood Rowland dies at 84; UC Irvine professor won Nobel Prize

Rowland helped start ozone depletion hysteria.

The Los Angeles Times reports:

F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84.

Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in Corona del Mar of complications from Parkinson’s disease, the university announced.

In 1995, Rowland was one of three people awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work explaining how chlorofluorocarbons, ubiquitous substances once used in an array of products from spray deodorant to industrial solvents, could destroy the ozone layer, the protective atmospheric blanket that screens out many of the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays…

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2 thoughts on “F. Sherwood Rowland dies at 84; UC Irvine professor won Nobel Prize”

  1. Rowland was among the initial signatories of a 1997 “Scientists’ Statement on Global Climatic Disruption” that was organized by the enviro-activist group Ozone Action. At the bottom of this page http://web.archive.org/web/19980214084625/www.ozone.org/state.html , click on the link that takes you to the statement itself, and note who the other five signers are.

    Just a year later, Ozone Action, John Holdren, George Woodwell and an individual at the White House were ‘dealing’ with each other in an effort to place an op-ed at the Boston Globe that was a highly questionable rebuttal to Art Robinson’s Oregon Petition Project. Fore more details on that, please see my article here: “White House Involved in Warmist Smear Campaign” http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/11/white_house_involved_in_warmist_smear_campaign.html

  2. If hysteria is being promoted, I hope it’s to a good end–that people can SEE what it is, and not, themselves, be hysterical. It looks like he was rewarded for his hysteria, by a Globalist award, these days, imo, –A Nobel. Bad way to die, from Parkinson’s. I wouldn’t wish that end on anyone, good or bad.

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