Harvard must now ask itself: Is growing the endowment worth being complicit in the destruction of our very world — our very future, as we know it — regardless of Harvard’s own ability to adapt to a new climate order?
Divestment and climate change research are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the combined action will only pull the University’s usage of the endowment in line with the University’s espoused stance on climate change.
If the rights of one are taken away, we all lose. Self-interest, self-motivation, and selfish disregard for others put President Trump in the White House. We cannot fight him with those same strategies.