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  • This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
  • Naomi Klein
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  • 05 November 2019
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    Naomi’s Klein’s This Changes Everything is absolutely essential for understanding confronting and meeting the challenges of the 21st centu

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    Some processes set in motion are unstoppable Until three centuries ago human destructiveness was primarily limited to each

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    Climate change is not liberal propagandaThere is only one truth you need to know from this book from this review D

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    My full review as well as my other thoughts on reading can be found on my blogExpansive and visionary This Changes Everything urges that bold structural changes to the global economy must be made if greenhouse gas emissions are to be lowered and cataclysmic climate change avoided In lucid prose Klein details how neoliberal policies have wrecked havoc on the public sphere and environment over the past four decades intensifying already ram

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    In reading Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything a friendly looking tome with a sky blue cover I coul

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    The book everyone should read on climate changeIn a sweeping powerful book Naomi Klein articulates why in order to effectively stand up to climate change we must fundamentally restructure the global economy It is clear that the curr

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    Klein has every reason to be depressed about the way governments the world over are relinuishing their responsibilities when it comes to air water and land pollution Though she admits to faltering in looking forward to the future we have left for our children in the end she does not uail she comes to see that there is a glimmer of h

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    This changes everything I wish it did I suppose you have to be uite anti capitalist to even pick this up The title certainly makes clear Naomi Klein's view by pitting capitalism against the climate I completely agree There is a LOT of ground covered in this book and an extensive amount of research At times it became a bit too much and I was unclear what it's intentions were I wanted a simpler solution when of course the

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    I wish someone had taught me to uestion capitalism before college This past year at university has made me so weary of capitalism and its greed based conseuences and Naomi Klein's brilliant This Changes Everything Capitalism vs The Climate has persuaded me even While I do not claim expertise on the topics of environmentalism or eco

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    Believing is Not Enough Naomi Klein believes that the ineuality of wealth and power in the world is unjust and that it should be redistributed fairly The problem with this book is not that she wants redistribution; it is that she believes in it too much She filters all her information about the world through this

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

That are clouding climate debateYou 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 reuires breaking every rule in the 'free market' playbook You have also been tol. My full review as well as my other thoughts on reading can be found on my blogExpansive and visionary This Changes Everything urges that bold structural changes to the global economy must be made if greenhouse gas emissions are to be lowered and cataclysmic climate change avoided In lucid prose Klein details how neoliberal policies have wrecked havoc on the public sphere and environment over the past four decades intensifying already rampant ineuality and industrial pollution As she surveys the threat and critiues incrementalist approaches to climate change Klein puts forth a wide array of imaginative proposals on how social and environmental justice might be pursued and she examines recent successful anti capitalist victories across nations Klein s scope is international and inclusive her argument well researched and accessible the book s well worth rereading as well as convincing in its claim that only robust social movements will save the world from imminent ruin

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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 crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically betterIn her most provocative book yet Naomi Klein author of the global bestsellers Shock Doctrine and No Logo exposes the myths. Some processes set in motion are unstoppable Until three centuries ago human destructiveness was primarily limited to each other Apart from deforestation overuse and local exploitation the relatively few Homo Sapiens could do little harm to nature and they killed each other without directly harming the planet Not that one could attach a value to human life but the difference to nature is that the damage isn t forever After devastating wars the survivors repopulated the ruins but if there is no animal or plant left to repopulate the badlands they will stay dead Unless they are anyway so poisoned and contaminated that life for pioneers is only possible for a short painful time and the only residents sterile cancer eaten mutantsAt the beginning of industrialization the argument that there were no alternatives was partly correct Exploitation was a necessary evil and formed the foundation of current prosperity and there was no sustainable alternative at these times However the TINA argument has become obsolete and continues to be used in the context of climate change and fossil fuels as if we were still living at the beginning of the 20th century and there were no new technologies The justifications for postponing necessary innovations are contradictory Technologies such as nuclear power and natural gas would continue to be needed for a healthy balanced energy mix A transformation of the electricity grid to integrate decentralized renewable forms of energy would take decadesFirst innovative technologies have been suppressed for decades or nearly a century Now they are being delayed by restrictions bureaucratic harassment and subsidies for established corporations To maintain the costly obsolete and destructive old system money that is otherwise desperately needed is wasted Therefore change can only be initiated by the civilian population and innovative companies Corrupt politics and corporations would delay a nuclear phase out and effective climate protection measures into the 22nd century It is particularly perfidious that NGOs such as climate and environmental protection organizations are often instrumentalized and the entire highlight is focused on a not too explosive aspect of the topic If possible with as few connecting points to the real problems as possible To pet the panda instead of keeping the bamboo forest To swim with the dolphin instead of protecting the sea This discredits the credibility of many charitable organizations It s a similar dilemma to Wikipedia because to be free and independent you need donations and that makes you dependent on the donors and patrons Media coverage prefers topics about climate change instead of environmental degradation and pollution An annual inventory maybe and news like So and so many on the leaderboard of threatened species slipped up or down With ten parameters including signal light with dots From green for everything is fine to black for everyone is dead Even this label has two spongy definitions if the data is insufficient or a species has not been assessed Convenient when species are eradicated accidentally or as collateral damageOn the other hand the climate is so wonderfully vague sophisticated and comprehensive that it can produce endless debates and reports Practically without having to commit to concrete facts and above all action approaches It is in the unpredictable nature of the thing It is as if people are talking about the weather with fewer and fewer animal sounds in the background and monocultures overgrowing everythingHowever people do not talk about concrete phenomena that affect the weather For example about the thawing of permafrost subsidence of the ocean currents defrosting the polar ice caps acidification of the oceans desertification rising sea levels rainforest deforestation microplastics fracking etc But about the manipulable macro themesIt is better to use nice vague parameters such as global annual temperature CO2 emissions and statistics with the probability of century events Or one leaves the planet at all and relies on the fluctuating solar activity A potential collapse of the food and drinking water supply outside the developing countries is also preferably less mentioned unless it causes too much refugee flow if no actual war makes people flee But then rather the immigrants not the reasons for their escape are the scapegoats So one builds and better border fortifications maybe with one or the other autonomous border guard robot Walls have always worked flawlessly in the past It is cheaper to draw a clear dividing line than helping the country behind in development As a cynical bonus gift developing countries may still be compelled to set climate targets To leave the monopoly on global warming science in the industrialized nations The uest for an acceptable standard of living will be harder to suppress and this is parallel to an increase in the climate and environmental impactIronically the West benefits in part from climate change in the form of prolonged growing seasons and shorter winter and meanwhile drastic conseuences remain limited to emerging countries So far climate changes have been continuous processes over long periods with anomalies like volcanic eruptions or solar storms There have never been so many drastic changes at all levels in such a short time Climate certificates and emissions trading are a drop in the ocean they have loopholes and legal mishaps than proven resultsUS military and container ships for example were not included in the calculation Especially with the military too many unpleasant uestions would be raised For instance assistance in the upgrading of dictatorships in oil rich countries and the bombing of their enemies worldwide protection of oil wells and pipelines by military presence and bases etc In short the petro military complex Climate wars for resources could already be on the agenda First all resources of the earth are consumed and with the resulting superior military power the remains violently claimed The amount of issued certificates is arbitrarily raised like on a stock exchange which modifies limits and minimums and causes inflation The licenses should have been expensive and difficult to obtain instead energy intensive industries are earmarked for selling large uota surplus certificates Another indirect subsidy If you go after that one would have to assume that there is much less pollution than certificates Maybe there will be hyperinflation with those documents on which a few billion emissions per piece are printedThis fits in with the negligent casino mentality Bipolar that this pragmatically and technocratically uantifies animals and natural spaces as resources to be used Everything in nature is carefully calculated with perverted financial mathematics and statistics to precisely find each exploitation possibility The rescue measures however ridiculed with the same instruments On the stock exchanges such a business transaction would result in severe penalties Here on the other hand it s all just about nature Sanctions are for instance possible against countries that issue protectionist subsidies for renewable energies what is against free trade agreements Peak Oil is not mentioned but deserves attention As with diamond cartels or Fort Knox you do not know what is on with it How many tons of diamonds are stashed in Antwerp and with how much usury are they selling Are real gold bars gold plated lead ingots or even no bars in Fort Knox And will the oil reserves last 50 or 200 years In the first case one heads towards another significant problem Not primarily because of the fuels that can be made differently Or the financial crisis when oil companies and petrochemical industry collapse And with them the vast majority of trading companies fall like a house of cards But because of the many other substances for which there are no alternative primary materials without which however industry and commerce can not be sustained In addition to the known alternatives there are uite a few new processes machines and ideas Many have not yet been tapped or invented because money has never been invested in research and economic use Or the patents were bought and thrown into a safe and the involved scientists made silent Solar energy and geothermal energy can be used in different ways Or take the imitation of the photosynthesis of a plant with new variants of photovoltaic systems Direct use of energy from water wind and tides offers the perfect supplement for cloudy days The use of chemical energy from fermentation processes could be switched on and off at will or storedThe result is self sufficient energy production in plus energy houses The heat under the house from the earth s core as well as the sun s rays the temperature in the air and all organic waste are used optimally Maybe still in a post capitalist sharing economy A than a red rag for the established monopolists One thing is ambiguous The fact that we would be heading for a new ice age It would be natural for the poles to push themselves over half the continents for tens of thousands of years and bury everything under a hundred meter thick ice sheet Humans would merely position themselves around the euator and sit out the ice age but it would cause immense natural species extinction Possibly not as massive as the current one in the course of the Anthropocene Although the humans with so many also fled animals on a narrow strip around the belt zone of the planet would probably proceed the same way as today Ironically climate change still protects us from this scenario It is to be hoped that civic movements such as the mentioned Blockadia new political movements and a very slow rethinking in established parties will not be too late Because the greenhouse effect is similar to that on the planet Venus Superstorms extreme temperature fluctuations and ever greater uninhabitability are possible future variants So extreme that it is deadly to go outside To get an idea of the reversibility one can build a snowman in a desert grow ice in the garden in the spring stick broken pieces of glaciers back to the Antarctic activate air currents through fans accelerate ocean currents through paddles or filter certain elements from the air Everything is not so easy The process is irreversible An environment is so heavily built and so uickly destroyed A wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real life outside books

Summary This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

D that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge In fact all around the world the fight back is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiringIt's about changing the world before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe Either we leap – or we sink This Changes Everything is a book that will redefine our era. Klein has every reason to be depressed about the way governments the world over are relinuishing their responsibilities when it comes to air water and land pollution Though she admits to faltering in looking forward to the future we have left for our children in the end she does not uail she comes to see that there is a glimmer of hope that humans might actually slow or stop other humans from destroying our habitat and the habitat of other species on the planet In fact our salvation may only be possible if the electorate the populace refuse to accept what we are being offered by our governments and the corporations serving our needs Oh what a thing man isbut Klein s concludes that humanity is not hopelessly selfish and greedy the image ceaselessly sold to us by everything from reality shows to neoclassical economics Climate change is not merely about climate Klein explains how it has always has been and always will be about social justice It isn t about the politicians or corporations really any it is about us though it is true that corporations have become the authors of the laws under which they operateIn fact current trade and investment rules provide legal grounds for foreign corporations to fight virtually any attempt by governments to restrict the exploitation of fossil fuels particularly once a carbon deposit has attracted investment and extraction has begun And when the aim of the investment is explicitly to export the oil gas and coal and sell it on the world market as is increasingly the case successful campaigns to block those exports could well be met with similar legal challenges since imposing uantitative restrictions on the free flow of goods across borders violates a fundamental tenet of trade law Klein makes the inescapable point that we are currently legally bound to accept fracking oil drilling and coal extraction on or near our own land and that stopping it from happening reuires court action The poorest and most disenfranchised among us usually have the least tools but fortunately in Canada and areas of the US some native Indian communities find that the original land grants give them some clout when refusing extractive industry a strange reversal of fortune in this era of Drill baby Drill many non Native people are starting to realize that Indigenous rights if aggressively backed by court challenges direct action and mass movements demanding that they be respected may now represent the most powerful barriers protecting all of us from a future of climate chaos This is about us We have the power Politicians and corporations just make the ride comfortable or less One could argue that they are not responsible for changing the world we are Soit is time to take action and put in place the kind of leadership we seek Diverse constituencies must come together to make transformative change Klein makes the point that the touted jobs that are reaped in building for instance the tar sands pipeline would be swamped by the jobs created if that investment went into green investment And speaking of investment it is not enough Klein asserts merely to divest of extraction industry stocks but it is also necessary to reinvest those monies in the place they might do the most good today s climate movement does not have the luxury of simply saying no without simultaneously fighting for a series of transformative yeses the building blocks of our next economy that can provide good clean jobs as well as a social safety net that cushions the hardships for those inevitably suffering hardships A couple of months ago I reviewed Days of Destruction Days of Revolt a book the journalist Chris Hedges collaborated on with the graphic artist Joe Sacco That book describes the sacrifice zones in the United States that sustain the extractive industries and a corporate mindset rather than considering of the wider body politic Certain areas of the country and land are sacrificed to degradation so that the rest of us can live comfortably Klein mentions the same phenomenon but she puts us in the driver seat To fail to confront an imminent and unavoidable climate emergency which is what we are collectively doing knowing full well that eventually the failure could force government to rationalize risking turning whole nations even subcontinents into sacrifice zones is a decision our children may judge as humanity s single most immoral act Klein does discuss the responses and solutions proposed by scientists and corporate entities to obvious indications of climate change to give the other side their say But in wide discussions with the larger scientific community the solutions thus far proposed all have hideous effects that may be worse than the problem For instance one idea that apparently has gained some traction is the concept of exploding sulfur dioxide particles into the atmosphere to reflect the sun s rays and some of its heat similar to a volcanic eruption Unfortunately most scientists agree that this would have deleterious effects on monsoon and other weather patterns and certainly would have conseuences we have not yet determined In other words the proposed fix is to carry on with our lifestyles and almost certainly do damage rather than thinking about how to conserve protect to think of the world and the creatures on it as a whole We could utilize our best minds and skills to recreate our energy future but that opportunity to date is being wasted on chimerical solutions rather than the obvious one of paying attentionWhat Klein does show us sadly is how in the past green movement proponents and non profits have tried to work with oil and gas companies but have ended up in their pockets chummy green partnerships she calls it The climate movement has found its nonnegotiablesand it is delivering some of the most significant victories the environmental movement has seen in decades There is a movement afoot and motion has been detected in pockets of resistance across America and the world It is gaining mass and momentum and she is urging us to jump onboard and make the changes we wish to see We have the power What use is despair If we are going down we might as well go down fighting Klein uotes Yotam Marom and organizer with Occupy Wall Street in New York The fight for climate isn t a separate movement it s both a challenge and an opportunity for all of our movements We don t need to become climate activists we are climate activists We don t need a separate climate movement we need to seize the climate moment Just possibly we might be able to change the worldThis is a big book but not a difficult or dense read since undoubtedly the reader that picks up this book will be familiar with some of the facts It is a fascinating discursive discussion covering the whole world when giving examples of pollution from and resistance to extractive industries It is a massive collection and organization of information and a real work of generosity Thank you Naomi Klein


About the Author: Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award winning journalist syndicated columnist documentary filmmaker and author of the international bestsellers No Logo Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies The Shock Doctrine The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and This Changes Everything Capitalism vs the Climate She is a senior correspondent for The Intercept and her writing appears widely in such publications as The New York T