As the divestment movement at universities in Canada and around the world builds momentum, unpacking the debate at UBC raises important questions about the role of fossil fuel companies.
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“While we have been making some substantial progress over the past four years, you have to also take that in light of what’s happening in the U.S. and the UK, for example,” said Gibbs.
Overcoming the obstacles presented by the scars of history is difficult, but there is wide agreement that seeking informed consent and observing principles of responsibility and reciprocity are important basic steps that anyone seeking to work with an Indigenous community should take.
Contrary to popular belief, though, at no point in the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s 2018 report is an apocalypse predicted. The earth will still be here — the question is whether we will be.
“In some ways, they’re probably more exciting as mysteries than they will be once they're solved.”
“It’s good for people in the lab now to see that what they do can have some meaning.”