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Time for the Nobel Committee to Divest from Fossil Fuels
It’s Nobel Week! A week during which the Nobel Prize uplifts the work of individuals who have made extraordinary achievements ‘for the greatest benefit to mankind’, the highlight of which are the prize ceremonies on Saturday . We love the Nobel Prize and how it honours outstanding work in science,...
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‘Tis the Season, to Boycott!
One of the accusations most frequently lobbed at BDS activists (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel) is that “boycotts are divisive.” Apparently, they drive a wedge in society, pitting community members against each other. Our response has consistently been that the division is already...
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World Medical Association: We Know the Health Risks of Fossil Fuels. Divest.
The World Medical Association (WMA) has urged its national members and all health organizations to divest from fossil fuels and transfer their funds to renewable energy sources, stating , "the effects of climate change and its extreme weather are having a significant and sometimes devastating...
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Remembering Sandy's Wrath, New Yorkers Demand Massive Fossil Fuel Divestment
Just ahead of the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, a broad spectrum of New Yorkers are asking that the state's public pensions stop investing in the companies causing such climate chaos. In an open letter (pdf) addressed to New York City comptroller Scott Stringer and state comptroller Tom...
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Buy Low, Sell Never: Why Not Just Buy the Entire Coal Industry?
I recently drove across the West, mostly on two-lane roads and through towns where campaign signs aren’t about a candidate but a mineral. “Coal Keeps The Lights On,” says a sign repeated throughout northwestern Colorado. That same idea is found at the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana or in...
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US Banks Top Cluster Bomb Investment 'Hall of Shame': Report
Despite the international ban on cluster bombs, more than 150 financial institutions have invested $28 billion in companies that produce them, according to a new report released Thursday. Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, and Wells Fargo are among the 158 banks, pension funds, and other firms...
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In 'Bold' Act of Leadership, Nation's Capital Divests $6.4 Billion Fund from All Fossil Fuels
The largest pension fund in Washington, D.C. has divested its $6.4 billion from 200 of "the world's most polluting fossil fuel companies." " In doing so, Washington, D.C. has taken a critical step toward addressing climate change, joining the more than 500 cities, philanthropic organizations, faith...
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Climate Action is Needed Whether Exxon Likes it or Not.
Last week, we were among a handful of organizations who received a letter signed by 13 members of Congress claiming that we may be violating Exxon’s right to free speech. They’re requesting that we divulge any communication we may have had with state officials and many private organizations with...
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Student Activism Pushes UMass to Become First Major Public University to Divest
University of Massachusetts students—who just over one month ago were arrested for demanding that their school divest from fossil fuels—were validated on Wednesday after it was announced that the school would become the first major public university to pull its direct holdings from polluting...
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Exxon Faces Questions Over Climate as Gates Dumps BP
The famous quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin is that “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Another certainty is that you know that the top executives of controversial companies absolutely hate the one day in the year that they are accountable to their...
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