Divest Harvard is winding up for an exciting Spring 2014 semester! We’re kicking off with a big full-page ad–sponsored by Harvard alumni–in The Crimson. It features the words of Jim Yong Kim, the President of the World Bank, who just supported fossil fuel divestment. Check out this post from DivestHarvard.com.
The alumni wing of Divest Harvard took out a full-page advertisement today in the Crimson to highlight the powerful words of Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank (former HMS faculty member, and MD ’91, PhD ’93). As Dr. Kim said:
This is the year to take action on climate change. There are no more excuses. If we fail, our children and grandchildren will ask us why we didn’t act when it was still possible to do so.
We need leaders who are not thinking about short-term returns or election cycles. We need leaders who are thinking foremost about taking care of the most vulnerable in this generation and the generations ahead.
The good news is that there is action we all can take to turn economies around so they’re investing in what is clean and healthy and there are innovations that will bring future growth, jobs, and competitiveness.
Through policy reforms, we can divest and tax that which we don’t want, the carbon that threatens development gains over the last 20 years.
Please take a moment to read our advertisement, and share this and the below meme widely!