Is Divesting From Fossil Fuels the Best Tactic for Tackling Climate Change?

Is Divesting From Fossil Fuels the Best Tactic for Tackling Climate Change? (Opinion) l The Guardian

By: Suzanne McGee, April 24, 2016

  • Earth Day will see calls on college campuses to pull funds from carbon-producing fuels, but activists should consider positive ways to change energy policy. At the very least, divestment advocates should consider broadening their demands. Their vision of a perfect college endowment portfolio shouldn’t be one that is simply purified by being stripped of fossil fuel investments, but that acts to create an alternative. That would be great for the climate, and probably good news, financially, for their college endowments as well, helping ensure future generations of students at their alma mater have access to tuition help and great educational resources.