Our Carleton faculty have written the attached letter to the administration and the Board of Trustees, supporting divestment from fossil fuels: “The business model of the fossil fuels industry is on a collision course with the life of the planet. We cannot in good conscience stay invested in this industry.” As of today, the letter has 69 signators, and growing. We are so grateful to our professors for taking this important step.
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Rolling Stone. Ostensibly an entertainment magazine, they were the home of political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson and PJ O’Rourke. It has covered the abduction of Patty Hearst; interviewed Daniel Ellsberg and Desmond Tutu; and covered the war on Afghanistan. And now the Rolling Stone turns its attention to fossil fuel divestment and lays out the argument for why it is the logical thing to do.
Today, over 60 (with more signing every hour, it’s hard to print a firm number) faculty members signed and sent an open letter to the administration and the Board of Trustees calling for divestment from fossil fuels. You can read the full text of the letter here.
Coverage in The Carletonian is anticipated with the first issue of Winter Term next week.