College's Break With Climate Change Deniers Riles Debate Over Divestment Strategies

By Dominique Mosbergen

Barnard College’s Board of Trustees announced earlier this month that it had made a “unique” climate decision. After months of deliberation and mounting pressure from students, faculty and activists, Barnard, like hundreds of other institutions and colleges, had decided to divest from fossil fuels.

But there was a twist.

Unlike some institutions that have opted for full divestment from the industry — in other words, getting rid of all stocks, bonds and investment funds linked to fossil fuels — the New York college had chosen a different tactic: It would instead specifically divest from companies that “deny climate science or otherwise …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green


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