Can we be so blinded by profit that we’d risk loss of life—in communities already unduly burdened by environmental issues? (History says… a-YUP!) How can we continue to elect limpdick politicians who can’t stand up to industry in the face of obvious infringements on our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
Princeton will both divest from all publicly traded fossil fuel companies and disassociate from 90 companies that have funded research.
In the science standards, for instance, educators must teach that human activity “modified … the relationships between Earth’s systems,” and that humans can develop solutions. I would’ve used “fucked over,” but I guess modify is fine.
The ruling was a blow to, well, anyone who gives a shit about clean air and living on an inhabitable planet. But New Jersey is not limited in its ability to restrict new fossil fuel projects.
Though the projections for just how much the sea level will rise in New Jersey are largely dependent on how quickly the world stops burning fossil fuels, it’s hard to say just how bad this could get.