3M Invests in 7AC’s Technology

3M Invests in 7AC’s Technology

3M New Ventures identifies and invests in highly innovative companies and disruptive new technologies with strategic relevance for 3M.

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Why Air Conditioning Is a Life-Saver — and a Danger

Extreme heat recently melted roads in the U.K.; hit a record-shattering 120°F in Chino, Calif.; and led to more than 70 deaths in Quebec. These cases illustrate a vexing paradox for scientists and policymakers: air conditioning keeps people cool and saves lives but is also one of the biggest contributors to global warming.