Climate Science for You

Children’s Books, Research, and Things you can do

Climate change investing 101: How I finally wised up and dropped fossil fuels from my IRAs

I’ve been telling myself for five or more years that I need to divest from fossil fuels in my IRA and 401(k)/403(b) portfolios. I’ve never owned a fossil fuel stock directly, but I’ve known that they’re a part of the index mutual funds that I have owned, such as the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index. As a small, self-managed investor, it’s not altogether obvious how to get out of fossil fuel investments. Here, I am sharing my personal divestment research.

Why kids of all ages should read the Climate Mystery Series


Written by a Ph,D. climate scientist, our books are informed by original research and authoritative work like the National Climate Assessment.


We connect climate change to the places and people that you treasure. We answer essential questions, like "Why is Minnesota so Cold?"


Our characters throw snowballs, wear ugly sweaters, and fly on a robotic wolf.


We spell out the essential choices that climate change presents. Will you help preserve a livable planet and create a healthier, more prosperous, and just society for all?

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