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Is Divestment Key To Our Climate Future?

Aug 1, 2019

Yale University has a $29 billion endowment, one of the largest in the world. The endowment invests in many things including fossil fuel companies.

This doesn’t sit well with some Yale students and faculty who are concerned about climate change. They’ve called on the school to divest that money from oil, coal, and gas companies. 

Their protests have led to five dozen arrests in recent months. Meanwhile, similar movements have been taking place at schools across the country.

This hour, we ask: What exactly is divestment? And what are its broader implications for our climate future?

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.