A divestment campaign aimed at fossil fuel companies has swept college campuses across the country since it began just four weeks ago, catching university presidents by surprise.
The effort is the result of a student-led campaign coordinated by 350.org, a climate advocacy organization founded by author and activist Bill McKibben. The goal is to turn global warming action into the moral issue of this generation.
“Bottom line, for a college or university, you do not want your institution to be on the wrong side of this issue,” said Stephen Mulkey, president of Unity College in Maine.
Without fossil fuels, Bill McKibben and his useful idiots would be freezing and starving in the dark. Then they would have a real problem.
After Sandy, people struggled to bring their fossil fuels back on line in order to stay alive.