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Your Call: How is the divestment movement changing our energy future?



On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the growing fossil fuel divestment movement on US campuses. Stanford has divested and nearly 100 Harvard professors have called on the administration to pull investments out of fossil fuel companies. When does divestment succeed and when does it fail? How has this movement changed the conversation about using fossil fuels for energy?  Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford University

Michael Peñuelas, junior majoring in Earth Systems at Stanford University and part of the original group of students that created Fossil Free Stanford

Ophir Bruck, recent graduate of UC Berkeley and co-founder of the UC-wide fossil fuel divestment campaign, Fossil Free UC

Ben Franta, PhD student at Harvard and a member of Divest Harvard’s student board

Web Resources:

Fossil Free: A Global Movement to Divest From Fossil Fuels

The Nation: Why We Must Divest From Fossil Fuels: A Student’s Open Letter to Harvard President Drew Faust

The Guardian: Urge to purge: millennial movement to dump coal and oil investments

MAHB: How Should We Look at the Chances of Climate Catastrophe?

Daily Bruin: UC to create task force to explore fossil fuel divestment

Stanford News: Stanford to divest from coal companies