“More than $5 trillion worth of investments are now pledged to be divested from fossil fuels. The analysis, issued Monday, details how nearly 700 institutions and nearly 60,000 individuals from across 76 nations have committed to divest their assets from the fossil fuel industry.” ~ Amy Goodman, Democracy Now
Reporting from a press conference in New York, Actor and Activist Mark Ruffalo said:
“This is a twofold approach that you’re seeing unfold in front of you. It started with the students. Of course it did, because the students are a moral authority. They haven’t been corrupted yet by the influence of money, and so their voices and their hearts are pure. They know what’s happening, and it’s terrifying to them. And so you have a giant social movement starting to blossom in the world today, because the children, the young people, know that their lives are at stake, their futures are at stake.
“So, you have beautiful people in the business sector who hear the call, whose moral vision hasn’t been so clouded, that they understand that now is the time to make a move forward to our future. And it’s a very beautiful future. It’s a future that excludes geopolitical strife. We won’t be fighting trillion-dollar wars over energy assets.”