Does Obama Support Divestment?

After his recent interview, we may well ask…

“Science is science, and there is no doubt that if we burned all the fossil fuel that’s in the ground right now that the planet’s going to get too hot and the consequences could be dire… I very much believe in keeping that 2 [degree] Celsius target as a goal… part of my job over these next two and a half years and beyond is trying to shift public opinion.” – Barack Obama, New York Times

So here’s the maths:

2 degrees warming = burning 565 gigatons of CO2. Fossil fuel company reserves = 2795 gigatons of CO2 = 5 times more than is safe to burn.

Let’s show Obama and all the world leaders that we need action on climate change!

  1. Divest our institutional money from fossil fuel companies
  2. Damage fossil fuel companies’ social and political licence to operate and wreck the planet
  3. Demonstrate to our world leaders that we support and require strong climate legislation!
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