The University of California invests millions of dollars in the fossil fuel industry. By investing, the University of California not only takes partial responsibility for but also supports fossil fuels. Yet climate change is accelerating. The National Academies of Science affirmed that anthropogenic climate change represents a crucial challenge to the future of humanity, with a current 150,000 annual deaths and $1.2 trillion in annual economic losses. The extraction and burning of fossil fuels have been shown time and again to not only be linked to climate change, but also to pollution, environmental degradation, public health crisis, and natural disasters. The science is clear: we cannot safely burn fossil fuels without continuing to increase the global temperature and emit dangerous levels of carbon dioxide.

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