McKibben: defund the fossil fuel industry

The latest climate reports (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5°C warming report, US Fourth National Climate Assessment, IPCC land use report), make it obvious that time is short for getting a handle on the climate crisis. Bill McKibben’s latest article, Money Is the Oxygen on Which the Fire of Global Warming Burns, details the levers society needs to work to shutdown the fossil industry. In short, the pressure points are the corporate giants that loan to, invest in and insure the fossil fuel companies. Getting them to divest looks like the fastest route to keeping fossil fuels in the ground where they belong.