This was the best way to handle things…
Two students from Oxford demanded the bursar, man in charge, of St. John’s College Andrew Parker to “sell off its investments in BP and Shell” in order to improve the climate. Parker fired back at the students saying, “I am not able to arrange any divestment at short notice. But I can arrange for the gas central heating in college to be switched off with immediate effect. Please let me know if you support this proposal.”
The students were taken aback. One said, “I think [the offer] will reflect poorly on the college.” Which Parker responded with, “You are right that I am being provocative but I am provoking some clear thinking, I hope. It is all too easy to request others to do things that carry no personal cost to yourself. The question is whether you and others are prepared to make personal sacrifices to achieve the goals of environmental improvement (which I support as a goal).”
This was a perfect way to describe all the climate activists. They are willing to protest and cause turmoil in the name of climate, but if someone in a higher position agrees and decides to take action which might cause the activist to make sacrifices, then things change.
It’s completely ridiculous. Read the rest of the story here.
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