Oxford University may have divested from fossil fuels, but the planet is still burning and Oxford is still recklessly destroying our planet.
I support the Fossil Free campaign because climate change is one of the gravest problems facing our generation. Divestment from companies who are contributing towards this phenomenon is a way of demonstrating that the actions of these companies are no longer acceptable and through this we can challenge their behaviour and promote a better future.
By investing in an industry intending to exploit four times more fossil fuel reserves than can be burned “safely”, our University is unintentionally undermining our future. Divestment is needed to protect the integrity of Oxford, and build political pressure to prevent the carbon budget from being exceeded.