Sunday, April 12, 2015
The Heat is On
convened by 350.org gather to demand that Harvard University join the movement to divest its vast endowment funds from fossil fuel corporations. Though I was in transit and had to miss the kick-off festivities, I'll be in Harvard Yard tomorrow for Alumni Day, and all week as religious leaders, student leaders, and climate scientists hold demonstrations, teach-ins and vigils to bring Harvard over to the divestment side. Given the size of the endowment, the prestige of the University, and the timing--clearly public awareness of the issue is building as we head toward the decisive meeting in Paris later this year--this week-long rally and protest should mark a bold step forward for the Climate Change movement. Stay tuned to this space as I report on the events--or better yet if you're in the neighborhood tomorrow, join in: 9am, Harvard Yard.