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Divest funds from fossil fuel supporters

The old joke, “everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” is dated.

It’s now an indictment. We all talk about the extreme heat, flash floods, frequent hurricanes, etc. caused by climate change, but nobody — or very few of us — does anything. We think there’s nothing we can do.

In her TED Talk, “What One Person Can Do About Climate Change,” Ella Lage offers us a simple yet effective way of taking action: Ask an institution you support with your money — bank, pension fund, school, insurance company, church—to divest their capit...


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