Tuesday’s announcement that Hillary Clinton opposes Keystone XL might not be a miracle, but it’s a step in the right direction

I’m not a Catholic, but credit where credit is due: at the very least Tuesday’s arrival in America of the people’s Pope coincided with a small brace of minor miracles on the climate front.

Early on Tuesday morning, Divest-Invest announced at press conference in New York that the new total of assets in endowments and portfolios divesting from fossil fuels has topped $2.6t. That’s a 50-fold increase on last year’s number – and the year before that, we had precisely one college on board, with an endowment of $13 million.

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Source: Guardian Environment