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Dan Blumstein in Daily Bruin: UCLA community weighs in on benefits of UC’s recent fossil fuel divestment

Daniel Blumstein, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, said he supports the UC’s decision to divest from fossil fuels. He added he thinks while financial reasons are important in the decision to divest, there are also much broader implications.

“Anyone in charge of managing a financial portfolio needs to be concerned with the financial implications of their decisions, so that’s a good reason, from a very narrow position,” Blumstein said. “The broader decision is that it also … sends a message that there are other ways of making money with energy other than fossil fuels … and there are risks associated with continued investment in fossil fuels.”