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[Comment] Offline: The thermodynamics of morality

18 Apr 2015

From the Rockefeller family to the World Council of Churches, from Mary Robinson to Desmond Tutu, fossil fuel divestment is the fastest growing social movement of our times. The university is the surprising flashpoint for its realisation. Universities occupy an unusually important place in our societies. They are creators of knowledge about the effects of fossil fuels on our communities. But they can also be moral leaders in civic and political affairs. In 2014, the University of Glasgow became the first university in Europe to divest its stake in fossil fuels, after a 12-month campaign by 1300 students and faculty.

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet