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Nearly 300 Stanford professors call for divestment from fossil fuels

The Guardian reports that nearly 300 professors at Stanford University have signed a letter urging the president and board of trustees to divest from fossil fuels.

“The urgency and magnitude of climate change call not for partial solutions, however admirable; they demand the more profound and thorough commitment embodied in divestment from all fossil-fuel companies,” the Jan. 11 memo states.

“When it comes to the future of our students we live to see, there is a scientifically documented, morally clear, technologically innovative right thing to do: divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in a sustainable future,” the letter, signed by 295 professors, concluded.

A Stanford spokeswoman told the Guardian the university has already divested from coal companies, and an advisory panel is studying the feasibility of further fossil fuel divestment.

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