"If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then it is wrong to profit from that wreckage."
In order to keep warming below 2°C, a target that the United States and nearly every other country on Earth has agreed to, the International Energy Agency calculates that the fossil fuel industry will need to not burn approximately 80% of their reserves of coal, oil, and gas. Those reserves may be below ground physically, but they’re already above ground economically and factored into the share price of every fossil fuel company. Globally, the value of those reserves is around $20 trillion, money that will have to be written off when governments finally decide to regulate carbon dioxide as a pollutant. To find out how to divest from fossil fuels in your portfolio, and to encourage institutions that you're a part of to do the same, check out the FossilFree website.