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Sir Harold Kroto
Sir Harold Kroto

Nobel laureate voices energy concerns

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Sir Harold Kroto is known to the scientific community for discovering a previously unknown form of carbon, called "buckminsterfullerene". It's been called a "buckyball", because it looks like a molecular soccer ball. Kroto was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for the discovery in 1996. But Kroto had a more generalist message when he spoke Monday at Clarkson University. He said scientists have to speak out about our energy consumption habits and their effect on the global environment. Kroto is a professor of chemistry at Florida State University. He told David Sommerstein that scientists can quantify the long-term effects of our energy addiction.

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