George Monbiot calls for fossil fuel divestment

30 May

Many universities, including the University of Edinburgh, have long since taken the decision to divest from Tobbaco, in recognition of the contradiction between holding stocks in the Tobacco industry and doing research to tackle its health effects.

But why have these same universities, who engage in research on climate change – a health threat on a scale much larger than that of tobbaco –   not applied the same logic to their investments in oil funds, Monbiot asks in this Guardian article.

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