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Glasgow Divests… This Changes Everything

The University of Glasgow has become the first university in Europe to divest from the fossil fuel industry. After a year of student campaigning the University Court has voted today to begin divesting its entire £129 million endowment from fossil fuels. This is a major victory for the UK and Europe’s rapidly growing fossil fuel... (More...)
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu tells us time is running out; here’s what we need to do

Today, October 7th, Archbishop Desmond Tutu celebrates his 83rd birthday, and he’s got an important message for you. Watch him lay it down on “the human rights challenge of our time” in the video below. Happy birthday to one of our most incredible climate leaders! Courtesy of Fenton Communications (More...)
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End to Vattenfall’s European coal expansion plans?

Vattenfall’s plans to grow its coal mining operations in Germany’s Lausitz region were cast into doubt today. The newly-elected Swedish government, made up of Social Democrats and Greens, is calling on the state-owned energy giantVattenfall to “terminate the expansion of brown coal” – otherwise known as lignite. The move calls into question the company’s plans... (More...)
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Help Glasgow students make history

A messsage from Sophie Baumert, a student divestment organiser from Glasgow Uni Climate Action society: Over the last year, we have been campaigning for the university to divest its money from the main cause of climate change – fossil fuel companies. Glasgow uni holds investments in the fossil fuel industry worth about £18 million. The... (More...)
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Jon Stewart shreds televised coverage of the People’s Climate March and then explains why it’s so ridiculous we need to march in the first place

Try not to fall out of your seat with laughter as Jon Stewart burns the bumbling televised media coverage of the People’s Climate March and uses a cup of water and a bowl of ice to give the high-school science lessons some of us (ahem) clearly never got. This clip from Monday evening’s edition of... (More...)
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Who Says Voters Don’t Care About Climate Change?

There’s a lot you can take away from the People’s Climate March. From one perspective, it taught us the sheer extent of what’s possible when diverse groups rally behind a common vision for the future. From another, it taught us how much that kind of grassroots movement can shift the narrative, and draw focus to... (More...)
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Church of Sweden completes full divestment

Before the warm glow of empowerment from this weekend’s People’s Climate Mobilisation has even worn off, there’s some incredible news to share with you on the divestment campaign front. President Al Gore is presenting over 800 fossil fuel divestment commitments by institutions and individuals in a speech to heads of state at the UN Climate... (More...)
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