Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tilting at Fossil Fuel Windmills?? Maybe Not. Complete Divestment is Now an Option

Complete divestment from fossil fuels has always been viewed as a somewhat naive socially-responsible investment approach.  But it appears that several environmental foundations are in fact pursuing this goal.  What was unthinkable a couple of years ago has moved to center stage in the climate change risk debate due largely to Bill McKibbon's grassroots organization

Bill McKibben, president and co-founder of, said he had been encouraged by the spread of the argument “that fossil fuel companies as they’re currently incarnated are essentially rogue companies, that they have in their reserves far more carbon than any scientist thinks it’s safe to burn.”