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This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate
Klein, Naomi, 1970-, author.

Publication Information:
London Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014.

Physical Description:
x, 566 pages ; 24 cm.
One way or another, everything changes -- The right is right : the revolutionary power of climate change -- Hot money : how free market fundamentalism helped overheat the planet -- Public and paid for : overcoming the ideological blocks to the next economy -- Planning and banning : slapping the invisible hand, building a movement -- Beyond extractivism : confronting the climate denier within -- Fruits, not roots : the disastrous merger of big business and big green -- No messiahs : the green billionaires won't save us -- Dimming the sun : the solution to pollution is pollution? -- Blockadia : the new climate warriors -- Love will save this place : democracy, divestment, and the wins so far -- You and what army? : indigenous rights and the power of keeping our word -- Sharing the sky : the atmospheric commons and the power of paying our debts -- The right to regenerate : moving from extraction to renewal -- The leap years : just enough time for impossible.
Naomi Klein, author of the number 1 international bestsellers, The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, returns with This Changes Everything, a must-read on how the climate crisis needs to spur transformational political change. Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It's not about carbon - it's about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth. Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate. You have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. You have been told it's impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it - it just requires breaking every rule in the "free-market" playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and reclaiming our democracies. You have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back for the next economy is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It's about changing the world - before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap - or we sink. Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.

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