PETITION TO PRESIDENT REIF: In order to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees C, no more than 1/3 of global carbon reserves owned by fossil fuel companies and governments can be burned prior to 2050. Because it is unconscionable to finance our Institute with investments that will lock us in to catastrophic climate change, we call on MIT to:
1. Immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies, and 2. Divest within five years from current holdings in these companies.