The Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement


Guests: Katherine Bagley, Isobel Arthen, Mindy Lubber

Over the past year, the fossil fuel divestment movement has quickly and passionately spread across college throughout the U.S. Students are calling for institutions of higher learning to stop investing in fossil fuel companies because their products contribute to the growing climate crisis. Many questions have been raised about tactics and the effectiveness of the effort which has been likened to the anti-Apartheid of the ‘80s. Joining us to talk about the movement are KATHERINE BAGLEY, a reporter from InsideClimate News who has been closely it closely, ISOBEL ARTHEN, a Mount Holyoke student, and MINDY LUBBER, president of Ceres who will take us through the pros and cons of divesting from fossil fuels.

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