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Political Science Environmental Policy

This Changes Everything

Capitalism vs. the Climate

by (author) Naomi Klein

Publisher
Knopf Canada
Initial publish date
Aug 2015
Category
Environmental Policy, Environmental Economics, Energy Industries
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780307402004
    Publish Date
    Aug 2015
    List Price
    $22.95

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 #1 bestseller, winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction, and Naomi Klein's most important book yet--about the economic drivers that are warming our planet and how the climate crisis can yet spur economic, cultural and political transformation.
     Klein argues that our current growth-based economic model is waging war on the life support systems of our planet. Using phenomenal research, she lays out why climate change is not an "issue"--it is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms and droughts. Klein attacks the dominant economic policies of deregulated capitalism and endless resource extraction, and brilliantly identifies the threads that connect our failed responses to the crisis--from hard-core climate deniers to celebrity billionaires with messiah complexes, to the reckless quest to engineer the planet--and she reveals how the "Big Green" environmental organizations may be hurting more than helping. She argues that we urgently need an entirely new model of human progress and shows why climate change--with its full economic and moral implications understood--is the most powerful weapon we have ever had in the fight for equality and social justice. Tracing the rise of a bold new resistance movement against extreme energy, she highlights the real solutions emerging in the rubble of our failed systems--solutions that require us to break virtually every rule in the free-market playbook. The climate change debate is about to get a lot hotter.

About the author

When we invited journalist and activist Naomi Klein to campus in the fall of 2004, five years after the international success of her bestselling first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, she was a literary star. She had recently returned from a trip to Iraq for Harper's Magazine, which would form the foundation of her next book, Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. We expected she would draw a crowd, so we moved the lecture into the 400-seat St. Thomas University chapel and set up an overflow room downstairs in the cafeteria. When Klein arrived and discovered the overflow room was full, she insisted on stopping there first to address them in person for a few minutes. She said she is always running late; the people in the overflow room were her people. A version of the talk she gave that evening was published in Harper's.

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Awards

  • Long-listed, RBC Taylor Prize

Editorial Reviews

Praise for This Changes Everything:
"The most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring." --The New York Times
"One of Canada's biggest voices has done it again. The author of No Logo has brought us a new defining tome." --The Globe and Mail
"Searing, encyclopedic, and radical.... Fascinating." --Astra Taylor, The Walrus

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No Is Not Enough

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