Divestment gets coverage in the New York Times

Good article in the New York Times on McKibben’s recent tour and the beginnings of a divestment movement. We first talked about the numbers — McKibben’s “terrifying new math” — in August, and it’s great to see how quickly they are starting to turn into action.

In recent weeks, college students on dozens of campuses have demanded that university endowment funds rid themselves of coal, oil and gas stocks. The students see it as a tactic that could force climate change, barely discussed in the presidential campaign, back onto the national political agenda.

 

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