One of the reasons why divestment arose as a powerful movement is because people were frustrated with the inaction of the political system. For decades, politicians from the local to the international level have done nothing to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
Why this stalling? The main reason is the fossil fuel industry. They lobby. They fuel climate change denial. They put profit about ecological and human well-being.
Here are two good documentaries that expose this phenomenon.
- Greedy Lying Bastards: “Investigates the reasons behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community…”
- Frontline: Climate of Doubt: “…explores the massive shift in public opinion on climate change.”