This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi KleinThis Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

byNaomi KleinRead byEllen Archer

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The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.

In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option.

In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.

Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.

Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us.
Naomi Klein (born May 8, 1970) is a Canadian author and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization. Klein was born in Montreal, Quebec. She attended the University of Toronto and began writing there for the student newspaper, The Varsity. Klein was offered a series of editorial jobs in new...
Title:This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The ClimateFormat:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:5.88 × 5.06 × 1.7 inShipping dimensions:5.88 × 5.06 × 1.7 inPublished:September 16, 2014Publisher:S&S AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1442372915

ISBN - 13:9781442372917


Rated 1 out of 5 by from A SpokesPerson for the Underdogs! In this book Naomi reveal that she was instrumental in helping to align the faltering "Occupy WallStreet" protestors with the dismally failing subsequent "Keystone XL" Pipeline protest held at the National Mall in Washington DC a couple of years back. If not for the infusion of Occupy Wallstreet protesters this Keystone XL protest would have been a dismal failure, receiving little or no free mainstream media coverage. Keep in mind that the typical Occupy Wall Street protester has little to no knowledge and/or interest in the environment and simply wants to remove power, control and wealth from the rulers and upper class....... that makes this author a public spokesperson for the classic Underdog..... A similar situations occurred in Russia under Stalin when the intelligentia and academia were displaced by the uneducated bourgeoisie... the middle class between peasants and the oligarchy! But as a consequence of the favorable Optics, the Environmental movement was invigorated and gained traction with key US federal political leaders. Obama confirmed - if we do not align with this effort we will lose the next election. This woman is helping to accelerate the demise of North American Capitalism and with it "the Canadian economy" This author -"Ruins Everything"!
Date published: 2015-05-28