Studying these cells could lead to new treatments for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal disease to diabetes.
Frances Beinecke's message was blunt, to the point, and urgent:
"We know enough so we have to act. We're in a fix and we have to fix it," said Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Council. In a special colloquium hosted by the MIT Energy Initiative on Oct. 7, Beinecke warned that symptoms and signs of global warming are unmistakable, and that worldwide climate change is occurring faster than studies had projected.
So time is running out, and to avoid catastrophe, she told the MIT audience of faculty, staff, and students, "we have to bring new technologies into the marketplace to help us avoid the worst consequences of climate change."
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