Divest Fossil Fuel Companies, Say McKibben

Bill McKibben is on a 21-city US tour in a sustainable-fuel bus, asking public institutions to divest portfolios of dirty energy holdings — and encourage more civil disobedience against those companies, reports Craig Welch at the Seattle Times. His goal: to create an environment for more political action on climate.  The writer, who morphed into climate warrior and founder of 350.org, the global climate-action movement seeking to reduce use of the oil, gas and coal that fuel global warming, is taking a rambunctious turn. “We’ll be spreading information about what a rogue industry the fossil-fuel industry has become,” he said.  McKibben is known as the first author to write prominently about global warming for a general audience. His 1989 book “The End of Nature” detailed events most climate scientists now expect to become commonplace: rising seas, longer droughts, melting glaciers, shrinking sea ice. ” the election makes it possible that we can get something done in the next four years,” McKibben said. “But only if we organize like crazy.”  McKibben said the answer isn’t burning fossil fuels more cleanly — it’s burning less of them and bulking up renewable energy.

Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is in 2 years!) so please, spread the word. This is how YOU can make a difference.

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Climate change warrior McKibben takes activism on the road

The Seattle Times ‎- 2 days ago

Bill McKibben plans to travel the country in a sustainable-fuel bus, asking public institutions to divest portfolios of dirty energy holdings — and Craig Welch Seattle Times http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019631654_mckibben08m.html

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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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