In case you missed it, the nation’s leading climate activist Bill McKibben was at Brown University last week to debate divesting from oil and coal companies that contribute to environmental degradation and man-made climate change. He was challenged by a former CEO of one of the coal companies Brown is considering divesting from.
“The conversation was fascinating, but this conversation isn’t new to campus,” said student Rachel Bishop in an email. “Brown Divest Coal has engaged in discussions with the administration and students for a year now. In fact, Brown has an entire committee charged with considering the ethics of Brown’s investments, and they endorsed Brown’s divestment back in April. I hope the Board of Trustees listens to the message coming out of these conversations and vote yes to divestment.”
Here’s the entire video of the debate: