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    Online, I found a Harvard undergraduate review from their own Institute of Politics concerning one of these excuses:

    "The evidence from South Africa suggests that divestment, while ineffective in a financial sense, can have an impact by shaping public discourse. If universities across the country divested from fossil fuels, this would again be the case. Exxon Mobil’s sky-high valuation is unlikely to come down any time soon; however, the gesture could help to reignite public debate on climate change and energy security. We certainly need it. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the issue of climate change has largely been left by the wayside...

    ...Divestment from select fossil fuel producers would send a powerful message to the energy industry and the nation. It would signal that America’s universities take the climate-energy challenge seriously."

    We have it within our power to make the world over again ~ Thomas Paine

    by occupystephanie on Wed Apr 30, 2014 at 08:01:54 AM PDT

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