Sunday, April 13, 2014

93 Harvard Faculty Members Demand University Divest from Fossil Fuels

93 Harvard Faculty Members Demand University Divest from Fossil Fuels
By Christina Sarich

One definition of the petrodollar: “The money earned from the sale of oil. Although petrodollars initially referred primarily to money that Middle Eastern countries and members of OPEC received, the definition has broadened in recent years.” ~

Another definition of the petrodollar: A ‘reserve’ currency which is created to enslave members of a society to an arbitrary construct of centralized wealth based on the raping of the earth, pillaging of third world resources, and the price fixing of a commodity which is more costly to utilize than the actual currency’s value.

This week, 93 faculty members from Harvard University sent an open letter to the university president urging him to divest from all corporate fossil fuel interests. The president was stalwart in refusing a previous request and in a statement from President Drew Faust, he addressed his faculty:

“In addition to our academic work and our greenhouse gas reduction efforts, Harvard has a role to play as a long-term investor.”

While the Harvard president has asked corporations to disclose their carbon footprint by joining the Carbon Disclosure Project, he neglects to address the real damage that utilizing fossil fuels inflicts upon multiple nations. He also suggested that Harvard owns a small fraction of companies, which represent the fossil fuel industry, and that the school can assert a greater influence upon those companies if he holds onto the investments, not divests Harvard of them. He seems confused about the purpose of divesting from companies that are poisoning our planet, and allowing them to assert influence over his university instead.

It isn’t just greenhouse gases that fossil fuels increase. The extraction of this fuel pollutes our rivers, lakes and oceans. It creates a debt none of us can repay, through wars waged, and countries pillaged.

The use of fossil fuels is also part of the elite scam on the entire world. It’s the same parlor game with a new name: "Dollars for Oil" replace "Dollars for Gold." Behind both of these absurd methods of fractured banking are still cabal computers churning out fake money with no real assets – no labor, food, precious metal, etc. to back them. If the ‘CEO’ of Harvard is in support of this monetary system, then he is also in support of divesting the people of his country their true wealth.
The conclusion of the letter reads:

We know that fossil fuel use must decrease. To achieve this goal, not only must research and education be pursued with vigor, pressure must also be exerted. If there is no pressure, then grievous harm due to climate change will accelerate and entrench itself for a span of time that will make the history of Harvard look short.
This article was published at NationofChange at: All rights are reserved.

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