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Dirty money : Nature News & Comment

Emissions from tar sands bitumen production. (photo: Williamson via Flickr.com)

Emissions from tar sands bitumen production. (photo: Williamson via Flickr.com)

A global campaign to persuade organizations to sell their shares in fossil-fuel firms is gathering momentum. The divestment movement argues that universities and other institutions should not even tacitly support the companies that sell the products responsible for greenhouse gases. It is a moral argument that carries particular weight with universities, which have helped to spell out the dangers of emissions, but one that fails as a serious strategy for tackling climate change.

Source: Dirty money : Nature News & Comment

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