The time has come for universities to divest completely from fossil fuels
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The #FossilFree divestment movement is growing in size, stature, and importance. The impact of climate change is one of the biggest challenges to our wellbeing and that of future generations. There is also a growing pressure on universities (often the source of climate science data) to stop fuelling the problem and move towards the future. Just this week we recieved the great news that St. Andrews University will be divesting entirely from Fossil Fuels. Climate change is one of the biggest challenges to the wellbeing of us and generations to come. As the true impacts of climate change increasingly come to light, there is a growing voice calling for us to stop financing the fuel of the past and move towards the technologies of the future. However, as with any change, there are still a great many who stand to profit from the fossil fuel industries and therefore are holding on to whatever power and influence they have left, whether through legislation, lobbying, influencing governments or otherwise. This is why one of the most powerful tools for people who understand the necessity of action on climate change is the FossilFree movement - and with this idea awareness is spreading. I recently read a Guardian article which illustrates that a coming together of individuals and institutions have lead to a projected 2.6 trillion dollar divestment from fossil fuel businesses. This represents a 50 fold increase on the previous year!
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