Monthly Archives: December 2015

Fossil Free MN distrupts U of M Regents meeting

The brave souls involved in the Fossil Free MN student group, that is pushing for divestment of fossil fuels by the University of Minnesota, disrupted the Board of Regents meeting on Thursday December 10th. Story in the Minnesota Daily.

Letter to Editor appears in Star Tribune

We are happy to announce that we (Emily Moore and Patty O’Keefe) got a letter to the editor to appear in the Star Tribune online in reference to an opinion’s piece on divestment by Kate Knuth. Kate Knuth was part of the University of Minnesota delegation to the United Nations climate negotiations in Paris.

The next day, Wed Dec 16th, the letter to the editor appeared in the dead tree edition!

Guardian: UN on wrong track with plans to limit global warming to 2C, says top scientist

One of the world’s leading atmospheric scientists has told the UN that its present attempt to limit emissions is “half-arsed and half-baked” and risks handing the next generation a climate system that is out of their control.

James Hansen, former head of Nasa’s Goddard Center and the man who raised awareness of climate change in a key Senate hearing back in 1988 said that the UN meeting was on the wrong track by seeking a 2C maximum rise in temperatures.

Read more at the Guardian.