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Bill Moyers on the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

Bill Moyers interviews two leaders: Ellen Dorsey (of the Wallace Global Fund and Divest-Invest Philanthropy) and Thomas Van Dyck (RBC Wealth Management and Board Chair of As You Sow) that are helping spearhead a divestment campaign from fossil fuels and an investment in clean, green and sustainable energy solutions to help mitigate climate change/global warming.
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The Bill Moyers discussion covers:

University Student fossil fuel divestment campaigns going on at over 300 schools of higher education. Business and political science students alike are seeing that the fossil fuel divestment campaign is in many ways a corporate accountability movement.

According to Ellen Dorsey the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement has become necessary because the Fossil Fuel Industry is:
Driving the problem, Funding Denial of the problem, Refusing to fund and find alternative solutions and They are shutting down the democratic process with record campaign contributions and Lobbying.

Bill Moyers’s Video Discussion about the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement
Putting the Freeze on Global Warming (Full Bill Moyers interview running time 24:34)

Examples of previous successful divestment campaigns of the past include Apartheid in South Africa and Tobacco.

Why the fossil fuel companies are being good stewards of the environment.

How Climate Change is causing additional business risk and uncertainty.

How the successful corporations of tomorrow will be the ones that act in a social and environmental responsible manner.

According to those being interviewed the Fossil Fuel Divestment movement is needed because government still hasn’t acted because it doesn’t have the political will or power to take on the interests of the fossil fuel industry, so it is up to the individual investors, church/faith groups, student organizations, pension funds, foundations, to help spur action.

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One Response to “Bill Moyers on the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement”

  • Mark D Larsen says:

    I applaud this discussion and sincerely hope that more schools and investment firms divest from the fossil fuel industry.

    I am curious to know, however, if Moyers, Dorsey, and Van Dyck are now driving electric cars and powering their homes with rooftop solar. We all, as individuals, need to walk the walk, and not simply expect corporations, governments, and financial institutions to solve the problem. If so… it will remain unsolved. Oil and gas companies will always be willing to sell us fossil fuels as long as WE continue to buy and use them.

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