Fossil fuel divestment makes sense, what doesn’t is our university doing research into the environmental and economic consequences of continued fossil fuel extraction and use. It’s an important political movement and is an opportunity for our student body to make a stand for our future.
Fossil fuel companies are ignoring the mountain of scientific evidence and assuming they can stick with business as usual. Instead of helping us transition to a sustainable energy system, they’re exploring, extracting and lobbying for more fossil fuels. Oxford divesting is one way of telling the fossil fuel companies, politicians and financial markets that this has got to stop.