• Divest University of Missouri From Fossil Fuels
    Climate change poses an unparalleled threat to our ecosystems, thousands of plant and animal species, and the wellbeing of many people across the globe. Fossil fuels are the primary cause of this threat. Divestment addresses the risks of climate change and balances these biased structures by placing additional social and fiscal pressures on polluters that are otherwise absent. By continuing to invest in fossil fuel companies, the University of Missouri is contributing to the ongoing damage to our planet. This contradicts and counteracts the other initiatives taken by the University to be “green” such as recycling, a growing use of renewable energy sources, and courses on sustainability. Climate change is accelerating, and we are witnessing its ever-increasing effects. We have been experiencing record breaking heat, hurricanes, droughts, and other extreme weather events, impacting the majority of the population. According to the World Meteorological Organization, “The global mean temperature in 2022 is currently estimated to be about 1.15 [1.02 to 1.28] °C above the 1850-1900 pre-industrial average” (Eight Warmest Years 2022). To reduce the risks of climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) advises that warming stay below 1.5°C. Ninety percent of coal and sixty percent of oil and fossil methane gas must remain in reserves to avoid catastrophic events from climate change (Meredith, 2021). Fossil fuel companies make a profit by extracting coal, gas, and oil. They have no intention of heeding this warning, making the investment in fossil fuel companies unethical. By remaining invested in fossil fuel companies, the University of Missouri is making a political statement: the University endorses the destruction of our planet for profit. We hope that you will join us in signing the petition to accelerate University of Missouri’s efforts to stand on the right side of this historic environmental, socioeconomic, and racial justice issue. References: Eight Warmest Years on Record Witness Upsurge in Climate Change Impacts. World Meteorological Organization. (2022, November 7). Retrieved January 5, 2023, from https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/eight-warmest-years-record-witness-upsurge-climate-change-impacts#:~:text=The%20global%20mean%20temperature%20in,be%20fifth%20or%20sixth%20warmest. Meredith, S. (2021, September 16). Majority of Fossil Fuels Need to Stay Underground to Avert Climate Disaster, Scientists say. CNBC. Retrieved January 5, 2023, from https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/09/climate-majority-of-fossil-fuels-need-to-stay-underground-study-says.html#:~:text=The%20peer%2Dreviewed%20study%2C%20published,Celsius%20above%20pre%2Dindustrial%20levels.
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  • Go Fossil Free! NKU
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Divest Wofford College from Fossil Fuels
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in the past few years our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • DIVEST ALL U of WISCONSIN Universities!
    Climate change is accelerating. On top of the increasingly severe weather patterns and seasons, we see a very disproportionate effect on deindustrialized rural communities, indigenous communities, and communities of low-income housing. These communities experience significant health risks due to the pollution of the fossil fuel industry. Social class, race, and the community you live in should not affect whether you have clean water to drink and air to breathe. The time to divest for the planet and for the people is now.
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  • Fossil Free ISU - Divest Illinois State
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Texas State - Let's Go Fossil Free!
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • השקעות אחראיות בבצלאל
    על בצלאל, כמוסד השואף להוביל, לפעול מתוך מנהיגות ולהצטרף למעל 1,400 מוסדות לימוד ברחבי העולם אשר הצהירו על מדיניות השקעות אחראית, נקייה מדלקי מאובנים. זוהי העת להתקדם, לטובת כולנו. חתמו על העצומה ויחד נתחיל לתקן לטובת עתיד צודק ונקי.
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  • Go Fossil Free!
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • University of Nebraska - Divest from Fossil Fuels!
    Climate change is one of the most imperative issues of this generation. The Natural Resources Defense Council contends that climate change will cost nearly $1.9 trillion annually if forced to go unchecked. This is an imperative issue that has led to loss of life and property all around the world, including here in Nebraska. In 2019, large floods led to the loss of three lives and threatened the livelihoods of thousands. The total cost of these floods were nearly $3 billion dollars, dealing a large blow to our state. As the climate crisis continues, it is more important than ever that the University takes an active role in helping prevent the issue. Climate change continues to lead to extreme weather events and cause disruption in too many lives. The University of Nebraska should follow the lead of the Association of Big Ten Students and divest from fossil fuels.
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  • Divest URI
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently; in this last year alone our country experienced record-breaking heat, droughts, and hurricanes, which impacted hundreds of thousands of people and cost our country hundreds of billions of dollars. Hurricane Sandy alone caused $50 billion in damages. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Divest Uni of Brighton from Fossil Fuels (DUB)
    Climate change is accelerating. We are witnessing the increasing impacts of a warming planet more and more consistently. Brighton is portrayed as a green haven as the only area with a green constituency, however our University currently has no action towards divesting in fossil fuels. On the 17th of January 2020 the University of Brighton declared a climate emergency. They claimed that they are committed to sustainability having already 'delivered a 34% reduction in its carbon footprint since 2010'. Even so they are ignoring the fact that they still invest in fossil fuels which we find highly hypocritical as you cannot declare a climate emergency and still be funding fossil fuels. Experts agree that global warming caused by humans burning fossil fuels will continue to accelerate and intensify these tragic climate disasters. The scientific consensus is clear and overwhelming; we cannot safely burn even half of global fossil-fuel reserves without dangerously warming the planet for several thousand years.
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  • Green society
    There is no planet B to live in. It's time for the bright future to divest fossil fuels.
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