This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Category: Book
By (author): Klein, Naomi
Subject:  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Environmental Economics
  BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: August 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 8.98in x 6.02in x 1.46in
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From The Publisher*

 #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.

Review Quote*

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

Biographical Note

NAOMI KLEIN is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, which has been translated into over 30 languages. Her first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was also an international bestseller, translated into over 25 languages with more than a million copies in print. The New York Times called it "a movement bible" and TIME magazine selected it as a Top 100 Non-Fiction book (since 1923). Klein is a contributing editor for Harper's and reporter for Rolling Stone, and writes a syndicated column for The Nation and the Guardian. She is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis, a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and a former Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics.