Take Two for December 17, 2012

College students urge universities to divest from fossil fuels

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Local and international activists march inside a conference center to demand urgent action to address climate change at the UN climate talks in Doha, on December 7, 2012. UN climate negotiators locked horns on the final day of talks in Doha to halt the march of global warming, deeply divided on extending the greenhouse gas-curbing Kyoto Protocol and funding for poor countries.

An Associated Press poll out today finds nearly 80 percent of Americans believe temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done to combat it.

There's not nearly as much agreement when it comes to what should be done. Lately, some college students across the country are taking a new approach: asking their schools to divest from fossil fuel stocks. 

Bryan Walsh, senior writer with Time Magazine joins the show to explain this strategy. Plus, we speak with 20-year-old Ali Roseberry Polier is one of the students organizing a new environmental campaign at her school, Swarthmore College, the first campus with a fossil fuel divestment campaign.


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