lunes, 4 de mayo de 2015

"This changes everything", by Naomi Klein (2014)

Review: "This changes everything: capitalism vs. the climate", de Naomi Klein (2014)

Summaried by E.V.Pita, degree in Sociology and Law

original link of review:
http://evpitasociologia.blogspot.com/2015/05/this-changes-everything-de-naomi-klein.html

Title: "This changes everything: capitalism vs. the climate"
Author: Naomi Klein

Summary:

"Forget everything you think you know about global warning. The really inconvenient truth is that it's not about carbon - it's about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existencial crisis to transform our failed economy system and built 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.
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. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us."

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Biopic of Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and the author of the critically acclaimed #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, which The New York Times called "a movement bibble". Klein is a contributing editor for Harper's magazine, a reporter for Rolling Stone, and a syndicated columnist for The Nation and The Guardian. She is a member of the board of directors of 350.org and a Pulfin Foundation Writing Fellow at the Nation Institute.


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CONTENTS

Introduction   One Way or Another, Everything Changes

PART ONE

BAD TIMING

1. The Right is Right; The Revolucionary Power of Climate Change

2, Hot Money: How Free Market Fundamentalism Helped Overheat the Planet

3. Public and Paid For: Overcoming the ideological Blocks to the Next Economy

4. Planning and Banning: Slapping the Invisible Hand, Building a Movement

5. Beyond Extractivism: Confronting the Climate Denir Withim

PART TWO

MAGICAL THINKING

6. Fruits, Not Roots: The Disastrous Merger of Big Business and Big Green

7. No Messiahs: The Green Billonaires Won't Save us

8. Dimming the Sun: The Solution to Pollution is... Pollution?

PART THREE

STARTING ANYWAY

9. Blocadia: The New Climate Warriors

10. Love Will Save this Place: Democracy, Divestment and the Wins So Far.

11. You and What Army? Indigenous Rights and the Power of Keeping Our World

12. Sharing the Sky: The Atmospheric Commons and the Power of Paying Our Debts

13. The Right to Regenerate: Moving from Extraction to Renewal

Conclusion: The Leap Years: Just Enough Time for impossible

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REVIEW

The main thesis of Naomi Klein is the ideology of economic growth at all costs is causing climate change on Earth of consequences that may be irreversible. The deniers of climate change is not to think that the carbon is healthy but because they attack environmentalists call into question the economic growth, something that goes against the very essence of capitalism and increased profits. Reverse global warming would slow the economy, stop industries, selling less, something that is unimaginable for the capitalists. But another reason is that slow global warming is not available to private enterprise but of governments, they would have to plan joint activities and invest millions of dollars. The State argued fundamentalist free market would become more powerful than it already is, assume new powers, would plan the economy, introduce more rules, regulations and laws, intervene in trade defies the idea of ​​economic freedom. Tackling climate change amounts to build stronger and powerful states.

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