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Universities Must Reject Environmentalist Calls To Divest From The Fossil Fuel Industry

August 30, 2013

By Paul Homewood


An open letter has been sent to American universities by 80 distinguished scholars, asking them to resist efforts by environmentalists to divest from the fossil fuel industry.

From the Center for Industrial Progress.



  1. Keitho permalink
    August 30, 2013 12:57 pm

    Holy cow!

    These environuts are going to kill all of us. Why do we send so many of our stupids to university?

  2. Joe Public permalink
    August 30, 2013 1:00 pm

    Such a proposition would be less hypocritical if those environmentalists pushing for it could confirm they personally use no fossil fuels whatsoever.

  3. August 30, 2013 2:36 pm

    Uh oh. That just might be the proof of the fossil fuel industry-funded denier conspiracy they were looking for. Of course, they’re good at finding what they’re looking for even if it isn’t there.

  4. Jeffery permalink
    August 30, 2013 3:11 pm

    I’d love to sign. I’d be the only artist on the list, and I’m afraid I would be next to useless in a debate with informed opponents.

    • Jeffery permalink
      August 30, 2013 3:13 pm

      To clarify, I teach fine arts studio and art history at a small American college. I doubt my colleagues would be very happy to see my name on that list as well. But I would welcome thinkers from the humanities to sign on. Don’t we need some of them too? (of course most of uninformed seem to COME from the humanities disciplines, shame on us.)

      • Otter permalink
        August 31, 2013 9:29 am

        It would be the Humane thing to do.

  5. Brian H permalink
    August 31, 2013 2:54 pm

    The “divestiture” pushers are like, or are literally, spoiled children who have no inkling where the fat and easy lifestyle they grew up with came from, and what continues to support it.

  6. Paul in Sweden permalink
    August 31, 2013 3:22 pm

    Let them divest and invest in ‘Green’ companies so that they can reap what they sow.

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