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Harvard Board Member Resigns in Protest Over School's Investments in 'Pernicious Activities,' Including Fossil Fuels


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Harvard Board Member Resigns in Protest Over School's Investments in 'Pernicious Activities,' Including Fossil Fuels

Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Noted climate campaigner and author Bill McKibben declared it "a sign that the message has gotten through" after a member of a Harvard University oversight board resigned in protest over the continued investments of the Ivy League school's $37.1 billion endowment in "pernicious activities," including fossil fuels.


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Is this a joke ? She protested I day of a 6 year term. Her writings are good, but one day.


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Divest in the Duopoly.

Shut down those two corrupt political parties that are representatives for the Corporations and Military, make money in Government criminal, and then, give the People the power to make decisions affecting them.

The 535 in DC have shown they are incapable of putting the citizenry first.

Fire them all.

Allow the states to maintain control until fair, hand counted ballot elections can be organized.


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"“For Harvard to continue to profit from activities that might and likely do accelerate us toward climate disaster, enslave millions to unfair labor practices”

This is quite an interesting argument given the current challenges facing Cobalt shortages for batteries and most cobalt extraction in impoverished countries that employ slave and child-labor such as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

It is good to encourage the transition of energy to alternative sources and advocate for better labor practices, but it is incredibly disingenuous to point out issues related to fossil fuels, and act as if renewable technologies face none of these same challenges.