These students didn’t get their way, so now they’re acting out like bratty children.

BBC News reports.

Students occupy Edinburgh University in protest at fossil fuels stance

On Tuesday, the institution said it would continue investing in companies that produce fossil fuels, but would work with them to reduce emissions.

The students said calls for divestment had received “overwhelming support” during the consultation process.

They have occupied an administration building in Chambers Street.

Charles Stewart House is home to the university’s finance department.

‘Urgent threat’

The students said the university invested £9m in fossil fuel companies including BP, Shell and BHP Billiton.

Kirsty Haigh, student campaigner with Edinburgh People and Planet, said: “Despite the overwhelming support for fossil fuel divestment in a public consultation, the university have proved they are in the pockets of the fossil fuel industry.
“Climate change is the most urgent threat the world is facing, and Tuesday’s announcement tells us the university is not taking it seriously enough.

“For the past three years every piece of evidence we’ve provided, and their own consultation, proved that students, staff and alumni want full divestment.

“Our university claims to be a leader in sustainability but today have clearly proved this is not the case.”