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Fossil Fuel Divestment

Scientific organizations must be braver in confronting climate denial

Geoffrey Supran | Posted 09.13.2016 | Science
Geoffrey Supran

Citadels of science like MIT and the American Geophysical Union are eschewing opportunities to stand up against climate change denial by turning a bli...

Beyond Divestment: Global Warming, Trauma And The Call For Pastoral Care

Wayne Meisel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

For many who champion divestment, it is seen as something both symbolic and substantial. For those who argue against divesting, a key argument is that investing is a way to maintain a voice and influence discovery and innovation around cleaner forms of energy.

Divest to Invest: The New Global Movement

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

One of the big topics currently on the minds of those who are concerned about climate change from college students to those planning for retirement ...

Own What You Own

Amanda Hanley | Posted 04.14.2016 | Green
Amanda Hanley

It's been said -- if you own fossil fuels, you own climate change. Both as individuals and as directors of the Hanley Foundation, we have been Divest Invest signatories since 2014. Here's our story that will hopefully inspire you to join the movement as well.

Al Gore calls for fossil fuel divestment at Harvard

Benjamin Franta | Posted 04.11.2016 | Science
Benjamin Franta

On April 7, Al Gore, founder and chair of the Climate Reality Project, spoke at Harvard University about the need to tackle climate change. The first...

Oil Baron's Descendants Shame Exxon Mobil For 'Morally Reprehensible Conduct'

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.24.2016 | Business

The Rockefeller Family Fund will divest from fossil fuels, prioritizing Exxon Mobil holdings. The fund’s statement rips Exxon Mobil for allegedly ...

Go Green in 2016

Terry Tamminen | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Terry Tamminen

If you want to earn more "green," and make the world a more livable place for decades to come, look for investment opportunities of the same color in 2016.

2015: Top Six Breakthroughs That Are Changing Your World

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics
Sarah van Gelder

The descent of the Republican presidential debate into new lows of demagoguery highlighted the emptiness of political discourse. And across the country, communities experienced the torrential downpours, record temperatures, floods, droughts, and firestorms predicted by climate change models. But 2015 also brought breakthroughs.

The Biggest Moments in Youth Activism at the UN Climate Negotiations

Aly Johnson-Kurts | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Aly Johnson-Kurts

The biggest moments in youth activism at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP21) were focused on limiting global temperature rise, supporting the efforts of the most vulnerable populations, and bringing domestic issues to the international arena.

The Heart of the Paris Climate Conference (U2 Inspired)

Amanda Hanley | Posted 12.21.2015 | Green
Amanda Hanley

I've been impatiently waiting for the world to come together and combat climate change since the '90s. Knowing the Paris talks would be different this...

Good News and Climate Change (Yes, You Read That Right!)

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 12.14.2015 | Green
Tom Engelhardt

Good news and climate change are not normally associated, so let's give a tiny cheer for these glimpses of upbeat news this week, as well as for the agreement just reached, and then consider what's positive in the long-term outlook for all of us.

Divesting From Fossil Fuels: The Student Assault on the Academy

Stanley Fish | Posted 11.17.2015 | Politics
Stanley Fish

Shaming the oil and gas industry might very well be a good thing to do, but it is not an academically good thing to do. Saving the world from fossil fuels is not a pedagogical goal and doesn't belong either in the classroom or in the mission statement of a university.

Fossil-Fuel Divestment: Folly or Inevitability

Bob Brecha | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Bob Brecha

The worldwide movement to divest endowments and pension funds from fossil fuel holdings is growing rapidly, having now reached well over two trillion dollars in commitments.

From Business as Usual to Business as Urgent -- City Signs Up for One Way Ticket to the Low Carbon Economy

Jules Peck | Posted 11.05.2015 | Business
Jules Peck

The tide is rapidly turning towards widespread city acceptance of the need for a shift to a low carbon economy.

The Climate Group

Peter Neill | Posted 10.23.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The price of oil has dropped to the point that old approaches and operations -- such as Arctic drilling and controversial pipelines -- make no sense and are obsolescent in the face to new competitive investment in alternatives.

Next Steps for the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement?

Tom Hayden | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Tom Hayden

If South Africa and tobacco divestment campaigns are the model, the momentum will only build, perhaps expanding to include the most intensive fossil fuel emissions and a new emphasis on "divest from dirty fuels, invest in clean energy."

Climate's Moral Moment: The Pope And Divestment

Jamie Henn | Posted 09.23.2016 | Green
Jamie Henn

I'm not sure if the Pope will say anything about divestment, but in a way, it's irrelevant: his moral call to action is so clear that there is no doubt in my mind he supports the effort. His presence alone will help electrify the divestment movement here in the US.

MIT Climate Countdown: A Call to Action on October 2

Geoffrey Supran | Posted 09.14.2016 | Green
Geoffrey Supran

This is an invitation to stand up for science against the greatest threat civilization has ever known, an invitation to do more about climate change together than any of us can achieve alone. So circle October 2 on your calendar, and then I'll explain.

The Real Impact Of Universities Divesting From Fossil Fuels

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.10.2015 | College

The University of California's announcement on Wednesday that it had pulled $200 million out of coal and oil sands investments may be one of the most ...

Taming the Elephant on Wall Street

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.31.2016 | Business
Dave Pruett

We're witnessing, I'm fairly certain, market chaos associated with the end of the era of fossil fuels.

The ACT Is a Beacon of Hope in Tony Abbott's Sea of Despair

Charlie Wood | Posted 08.27.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

All of this local climate leadership in the ACT Assembly is incredibly ironic given the climate craziness playing out just a stone's throw up the road at Parliament House.

The Case for Divestment

Timothy E. Wirth | Posted 07.21.2016 | College
Timothy E. Wirth

I respect William G. Bowen for his distinguished leadership in education, but take strong exception to his rejection of the growing movement for university divestment from fossil fuel holdings. The climate issue is not extramural and shouldn't be political; it is an existential matter.

Coal Divestment Is Just the Beginning - Let's Not Forget About Oil & Gas

Charlie Wood | Posted 07.09.2016 | Green
Charlie Wood

The "end of coal" is no longer an activist pipe dream. It's a reality that's gaining growing acceptance from High Street to Wall Street as investors divest billions of dollars from this dirtiest of fossil fuels.

Dayana Morales Gomez

Catholic Colleges Don't Rush To Divest After Pope's Encyclical

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Students at Catholic universities across the United States are hoping the pope's encyclical on the environment, which lays out a moral a...

Dayana Morales Gomez

Georgetown Becomes The Latest School To Divest From Fossil Fuels

HuffingtonPost.com | Dayana Morales Gomez | Posted 06.18.2015 | College

Georgetown University's board of directors voted last Thursday to end the university’s direct investment of endowment funds in companies whose prima...