Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Researchers at MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment (LAE) have extensive expertise in analyzing the atmospheric impacts of aviation, transportation, and other emission sources. We supported MIT’s first facility-level analysis of health impacts due to air quality surrounding facilities owned or operated by the FTSE Russell-1000 Index. The results of this analysis showed that 6,760 premature mortalities are caused by emissions from the identified facilities, with the utility sector being the most significant contributor. In 2018 our support has grown to enable Susan Solomon’s leading research on the irreversibility of global warming linked to anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, and on the influence of the ozone hole on the climate of the southern hemisphere.

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