Will Harvard Divest From Fossil Fuels? Students And Alumni Demand Answers In Week Of Action

Environmental activists at Harvard are hoping to flip the equation on global warming this week: instead of climate change bringing rising temperatures, they hope adding heat to the discussion will change the climate of the University’s approach to the issue.

Last week was the first annual Climate Week at Harvard, a university-sanctioned slate of events meant to elevate the discussion around climate change. This week, Heat Week is offering a much fiercer palette: a mobilization and sit-in by students, alumni, and other activists meant to spur the University into divesting from fossil fuels. Participants are engaging in nonviolent, civil disobedience by blockading Massachusetts Hall, which houses the office of President Faust, as well as University Hall, the other administrative building in Harvard Yard.



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