Student Activists Discuss Divestment as a Solution to Climate Catastrophe

Student Activists Discuss Divestment as a Solution to Climate Catastrophe

Swarthmore College played host to about 200 student activists last weekend. These students from over 70 schools had assembled to discuss the strategy of persuading their college authorities to sell off their shares in fossil fuel companies. This meeting of student activists will be shown on the university network of MTV on Wednesday.

The student activists held a meeting with the board of Managers and were dismayed by their reaction. "I don't think the board has much belief that divestment of fossil fuel companies is an effective way to achieve the goals that we all share", Said Giles Gil Kemp, Board of Managers Chair. However, he also clarified that the board wanted to make efforts on the issue of global warming with full commitment.

This 24 hours college network of MTV is available for 750 campuses and their nine million students. According to the spokesman of the channel, the movement began two years back and has been encouraging divestment at college campuses all across the nation. Now the number of member schools of this movement has reached 300. Daily Gazette of Swarthmore College also covered the event.

The students are planning this move in order to avoid the catastrophic climate change, which our planet is expected to face very soon.


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