The signatories of this petition applaud the clear academic line followed by the Open University in teaching the science behind climate change, and the consequences of excessive 'greenhouse gas' emissions .
Further to this it seems only appropriate that the OU adopts it's wider interaction with society, including financial matters to reflect the science taught ,by :
1. Immediately freezing any new investments in fossil fuels.
2. Divesting from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.
Why is this important?
To support the speediest conversion to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, encourage politicians to get serious themselves, and to be a consistent part of the solution rather than a part of the problem.
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