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'Backwards and Shameful': Swarthmore College Refuses to Divest from Fossil Fuels
Turning a deaf ear to the will of the school community and growing international consensus on the imperative to divest from fossil fuel development, leaders at Swarthmore College decided Saturday to to keep its wealth invested in coal, oil and gas companies. In a decision that came as a surprise to...
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The Time Has Come to Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground
he warnings from our most respected scientists are loud and clear and their findings are irrefutable. Science demands that average global temperature rises must stay below 2C if we are to avoid catastrophic climate change. The world cannot wait until 2050, 2040 or even 2030 to act. The World Bank’s...
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Imperative to Abandon Fossil Fuels Called Opportunity 'Too Good to Be Missed'
Calling 2015 a "critical year for humanity" and setting out what must be achieved at UN climate talks scheduled for Paris in December, a group of scientists and economists from some of the world's top research institutions is marking Earth Day by saying a commitment to "leaving at least three...
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At Swarthmore College, Longest Ever Divestment Sit-In Ends on Hopeful Note
The longest and largest ever sit-in for fossil fuel divestment ended on Monday, after Swarthmore College students secured two major victories—a commitment from the institution's Board of Managers to engage in dialogue over pulling its holdings from oil, gas, and coal companies, and a faculty...
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Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Protests Hit Colleges Nationwide
The movement to push colleges and universities to divest from fossil fuels is heating up on campus. Everywhere you look, divestment sit-ins, protests, and rallies are sweeping across campuses. At Harvard this week, more than 1,000 students, alumni and professors have taken part in sit-ins, rallies...
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Divest Harvard Ends Heat Week with Warning of 'Planetary Selma'
A week of civil disobedience, rallies, and student activism , all aimed at pressuring Harvard University to divest its $36 billion endowment from fossil fuels, came to an end on Friday with activist and academic Cornel West saying the elite school risked being on the wrong side of the "planetary...
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Betraying 'Beyond Petroleum' Slogan, BP's Main Focus Still Fossil Fuels
Oil and gas giant BP, which once promised to go "beyond petroleum," will spend $20 billion on projects worldwide in 2015—but only a miniscule fraction of those investments will go into activities other than fossil fuel extraction, a Guardian investigation has established. Whereas BP was once...
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Halting Intentional Climate Inaction
If you keep going in the same direction, you will inevitably end up at where you are going. – Chinese proverb The climate paradox is that while governments agree that it is an imminent crisis, they are unwilling to act in a manner that shows that they assimilate this truth. Indeed, climate...
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With University's Carbon Footprint Exposed, Harvard's 'Heat Week' Gets Hotter
With reports released this week exposing Harvard University's enormous carbon footprint, students, alumni, faith leaders, and community members are amplifying their call for the prestigious university to divest from its fossil fuel holdings. Harvard Heat Week , five days of rallies and civil...
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Blockade Kicks Off 'Heat Week' as Divestment Call Escalates at Harvard
Over 200 people on Sunday night—including students, faculty, alumni, and community members—initiated what they say will be a week-long blockade of Harvard University's main administrative building as they kicked-off a week of civil disobedience and direct actions designed to elevate and escalate an...
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