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Author Klein, Naomi, 1970-
Title This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate / Naomi Klein
Imprint New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2014
ISBN 9781451697384 (hardback)
1451697384 (hardback)
9781451697407 (ebook)
book jacket
 LS TIGP Textbook  HC79.E5 K641c 2014    AVAILABLE    30150100401493
 HS Lib.  HC79.E5 K56 2014    AVAILABLE    30610020486296
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Descript x, 566 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon--it's about capitalism. The convenient truth 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 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. We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We 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. We have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight for the next economy and against reckless extraction 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 lightbulbs. 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. This one is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.--From publisher description
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-525) and index
Introduction : One way or another, everything changes -- Part I. Bad timing : 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 -- Part II. Magical thinking : 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? -- Part III. Starting anyway : 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 -- Conclusion : The leap years: just enough time for impossible
Subject Environmental economics
Environmental policy -- Economic aspects
Climatic changes -- Economic aspects
Global environmental change -- Economic aspects
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