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.
Universities and public institutions should divest from fossil fuels to stand up for their younger members’ right to a safe future. Progress on climate change has been far too slow, so divestment is an easy way to send a very powerful message to the public, to politicians, to investors
and to companies.