Título: This Changes Everything Capitalism vs. The Climate

Autor: Naomi Klein


This Changes Everything Capitalism vs. The Climate de Naomi Klein

SINOPSIS DEL LIBRO:

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.


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Formato: Kindle PDF EPUB MOBI
Tamaño del archivo: 1709 KB
Longitud de impresión: 577 páginas
Editor: Simon & Schuster (16 de septiembre de 2014)
Idioma: Inglés

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OPINIONES:

A Superior Book
This is an extremely effective and eye-opening book, especially for Americans. I say “especially for Americans” because Klein, a Canadian, uses many Canadian examples that really add something new to the debate on climate change. Alberta and British Columbia (Canadian provinces) are basically ground zero: Alberta has huge tar sands and British Columbia has huge indigenous resistance. I found this very fascinating. Klein’s main point is that, in order to solve climate change, we need to get rid of capitalism. She describes how mass coordinated resistance to the global economic system is necessary. I highly recommend this book, which is very intelligent and readable. However, it won’t convince you if you are already a non-believer in climate change or a staunch capitalist.

An Important Book!
Wow! I have been waiting so long for someone to actually say these things. Truly fantastic book. Challenging throughout a true must read if you are interested in this subject and climate denier response…who no doubt will be popping in their negative reviews even though they will never read the book…..please ignore them. This is a great book

Convincing, smart and passionate
I am not surprised by her clear writing and masterful grasp of all this profound shift on how we look at this convergence of factors: economic, social and above all else natural. As Guy Mcpherson says: nature bats last.