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MIT hosts unprecedented debate on fossil fuel divestment

MIT hackers transformed Building 18 into a 105-pixel display on the morning of MIT's debate of fossil-fuel divestment

MIT hackers transformed Building 18 into a 105-pixel display on the morning of MIT’s campus-wide debate on fossil-fuel divestment

Last Thursday, MIT hosted a fantastic debate on fossil fuel divestment and other university actions to fight climate change. If you’ve ever wondered why your institution should or should not divest, I highly recommend taking a look. You can watch the full debate online here (1 hour, 35 minutes).

If you don’t have an hour to spare, you can also read more about the event here:

  • Bloomberg: “Harvard Dismisses Climate Change Protesters While MIT Negotiates With Them”
  • MIT News: “MIT hosts debate on pros and cons of fossil-fuel divestment”
  • Scientific American: “M.I.T. Debates Whether to Drop Fossil-Fuel Investments”

Debaters

For fossil fuel divestment:
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History of Science at Harvard University
Don Gould, Trustee Pitzer College & CIO Gould Asset Management
John Sterman, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management

Against fossil fuel divestment:
Brad Hager, Professor, Director of the MIT Earth Resources Laboratory
Frank Wolak, Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Timothy Smith, Director of ESG Engagement, Walden Asset Management

Six prominent climate-change figures debate fossil-fuel divestment at MIT

Six prominent climate-change figures debate fossil-fuel divestment at MIT

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