May 15, 2014

WHAT THE FOSSIL-FUEL DIVESTMENT SCHEME IS REALLY ABOUT: “The leaders of the divestment movement–Bill McKibben especially–fully recognized that divestment itself would not change the finances of energy production. They are playing an entirely different game. When I heard McKibben speak last fall to a rally at the New School, he made the point powerfully. The aim of the divestment movement isn’t divestment per se. The aim is to lay down a long-lasting antipathy to fossil fuel companies in particular and to capitalism in general among today’s college students.”