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This Changes Everything

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, 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.

She sets the stage for Jubilee OneEarth Economics and specifically permaculture, the subject of the current The Common Good Podcast.

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 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.

This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.

  • Commentary by Laura Flanders of GritTV (audio and text) about This Changes Everything. (Laura interviews Naomi on an upcoming edition of GritTV.)
  • Naomi Klein: ‘We Can’t Dodge This Fight’ Between Capitalism and Climate Change The author explains what right-wing climate-change deniers understand and liberals don’t.” by Micah Uetricht (In These Times)
  • David Harvey and Gar Alperovitz on Capitalism and Cooperation!
  • People Power/Naomi Klein: People’s Climate March Is Glimpse at the Movement We Need? (YES! Magazine)
  • Focus: Naomi Klein, “Yep, the Strawmen Do Keep Coming.” (Reader Supported News)

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