Mark Tercek: Why do you think the Keystone pipeline issue has resonated so strongly with such diverse groups? Bill McKibben: Because the president could actually say: were not going to do this. And if he did, it would be the first time a leader has blocked a big project because of the damage it would do to the climate. A damage thats almost incalculable; as NASAs Jim Hansen pointed out, burn those tarsands on top of all else were burning and its game over for the climate.
YES!! "More than 400 colleges, cities & states, & religious institutions have answered 350.org’s call to push for fossil fuel divestment....Divestment is the opposite of investing, & entails ridding a portfolio of stocks, bonds, or investment funds with moral and ethical risks...On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution calling on the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS) to divest over 583 million from fossil fuel corporations."
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