SUMMARY ì HAPPY-NOGI46-GO.XYZ ☆ Naomi KleinCant victories the environmental movement has seen in #decades there is a movement afoot and motion #There is a movement afoot and motion 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 ighting Klein uotes Yotam Marom and organizer with Occupy Wall Street in New York The Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability fightor 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 climateall of our movements We don t need to become climate activists we are climate 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 The Curious World of Wine: Facts, Legends, and Lore About the Drink We Love So Much familiar with some of theacts It is a American Hunger: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series fascinating discursive discussion covering the whole world when giving examples of pollutionrom and resistance to extractive industries It is a massive collection and organization of information and a real work of generosity Thank you Naomi Klein 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 economics I still must say it is my responsibility and our responsibilityexpertise on the topics of environmentalism or economics I still must say it is my responsibility and our responsibility protect this earth we live on Klein does a thorough and effective job of explaining how capitalism contributes to climate change and while this review does a better job than I could on breaking down how she does it I want to include a relevant By posing climate change as a battle between capitalism and the planet I am not saying anything that we don t already know The battle is already under way but right now capitalism is winning hands down It wins every time the need The Mother Zone for economic growth is used as an excuseor putting off climate action yet again or The Void for breaking emission reduction commitments already made It wins when Greeks are told that their only path out of economic crisis is to open up their beautiful seas to high risk oil and gas drilling It wins when Canadians are told our only hope of not ending up like Greece is to allow our borealorests to be The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish flayed so we can access the semisold bitumenrom the Alberta tar sands It wins when a park in Istanbul is slotted or demolition to make way or yet another shopping mall It wins when parents in Beijing are told that sending their wheezing kids to school in pollution masks decorated to look like cute cartoon characters is an acceptable price The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War for economic progress It wins every time we accept that we have only bad choices available to us austerity of extraction poisoning or povertyAmidst several striking points I most appreciate Klein s emphasis on valuing nurturing and regeneration over domination and extractivism As someone who researches and thinks a lot about gender I see this struggle play out between the masculine urge to destroy and to practice aggression theeminine urge to heal and to protect I wish we as a society cared about caring instead of profit because that would help the environment and it may have prevented the incompetent Donald Trump Sicilian Lives from becoming President With the awful Donald Trump s decision to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement we need to actast A uote that reflects my sentiments in this paragraph about how we should uestion what we prioritize in society Now I realize that this can all sound apocalyptic as if reducing emissions reuires economic crises that result in mass suffering But that seems so only because we have an economic system that Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art fetishizes GDP growth above all else regardless of the human or ecological conseuences whileailing to place value on those things that most of us cherish above all a decent standard of living a measure of Alice Oliver feature security and our relationships with one another So what Anderson and Bows Larkin are really saying is that there is still time to avoid catastrophic warming but not within the rules of capitalism as they are currently constructed Which is surely the best argument there has ever beenor changing those rulesOverall a dense and important book about an urgent topic in contemporary society I am genuinely so afraid of the suffering The Protestant Temperament future generations will have to experience because of our negligence and at the same time I am hopeful that we can lessen their burden if we mobilize now Please join theight That's So '90s Pop!: A Fill-In Activity Book for climate justice with me and so many others. D that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge Inact all around the world the ight 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. ,
They operateIn act current trade and investment rules provide legal grounds The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data fororeign corporations to ight virtually any attempt by governments to restrict the exploitation of ossil uels 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 reesimilar legal challenges since imposing uantitative restrictions on the Talking to Dragons (Enchanted Forest Chronicles, free of goods across borders violates aundamental tenet of trade law Klein makes the inescapable point that we are currently legally bound to accept Talking to Dragons fracking oil drilling and coal extraction on or near our own land and that stopping itrom happening reuires court action The poorest and most disenfranchised among us usually have the least tools but Three Times the Love fortunately in Canada and areas of the US some native Indian communitiesind that the original land grants give them some clout when refusing extractive industry a strange reversal of The Drowning Man 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 usrom a The Bride of Willow Creek 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 responsibleor 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 GREAT INVESTMENT, THE 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 simultaneouslyighting or 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 or 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 ail 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 #full well that eventually the ailure could orce government 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 ar 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 ix 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 uture but that opportunity to date is being wasted on chimerical solutions rather than the obvious one
Of Paying AttentionWhat Klein Does Show Uspaying attentionWhat Klein does show us 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 The Glass Ocean found its nonnegotiablesand it is delivering some of the most signifi. That are clouding climate debateYou have been told the market will save us when inact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day You have been told it's impossible to get off ossil uels when in act we know exactly how to do it – it just reuires breaking every rule in the 'free market' playbook You have also been tol. Naomi s Klein s This Changes Everything is absolutely essential The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness for understanding confronting and meeting the challenges of the 21st century I r Climate change is not liberal propagandaThere is only one truth you need to knowrom this book The Leadership Gap from this review Denying climate change is profitable and as long as it remains profitable the environment degrades It will get to a point of no return Do you want to do something now voluntarily or beorced to do something later when
it s probably too late In the ace of an absolutely unprecedented emergencys probably too late In the ace of an absolutely unprecedented emergency has no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilization Either we will change our ways and build an entirely new kind of global society or they will be changed Serenity Role Playing Game for us Fossiluel companies are among the most profitable and they are destroying the planet on the Save the Cupcake! fast track enabled by lobbyists and politicians because it s economical and profitableor them to do so than to change what they are doing Do you want to give BP a dollar so you can drive a Suburban or do you want to deny BP that dollar or cut it back to20 cents and drive a hybrid These choices are ours to make and the only way the Tressed to Kill (Southern Beauty Shop, fossiluel companies will hear us is economically because they don t care about us ecologically Corporations whose primary objective are profits cannot be allowed to influence decisions about the PLANET Poor nations suffer because rich nations pollute When things get bad the poor nations will be the Tressed to Kill first to go Media commentators speak of compassionatigue as if empathy and not ossil uels was the inite resource We are living beyond our environmental budget and the bill is coming due It s hard to write #A REVIEW OF THIS BOOK WITHOUT #review of this book without how you eel about the topic How you process the information This book is to some degree preaching to the choir Klein is radical and this book is no holds barred Right wing Americans aren t going to read this and suddenly say Oh wow I get it now My bad If we go down party lines only 50%ish of Americans believe climate change is something which needs to be addressed Unfortunately the other 50%ish control corporations and lobbyists Better planet one way or another results in lower profits Or a complete breakdown of certain industriesCheap goods rom China Bad or the environment good or Wal Mart You could see why Wal Mart as an example would want to deny climate change You know why the sky in China is brown So we can have cheap goods And guess what It s not entirely China s ault Every time we buy some tchotchke pan coffee mug electronic device made in China we are contributing to climate change We need to consume less and we need to consume thoughtfully Buy local do we really need asparagus which traveled 7500 miles Think about the corporations you support and where your goods are coming rom Corporations are making deliberate decisions or profit which hasten climate change This is a book The Gingerbread Man and the Leprechaun Loose at School for people who want to understand the economics of climate change Who want to make educated buying decisions Saving the planet isn t just about biking to work one day a week it s thinking about where and how you spend your money In reading Naomi Klein s new book This Changes Everything ariendly looking tome with a sky blue cover I couldn t help but recall what Whittaker Chambers remark in reviewing Ayn Rand s classic that rom almost any page of Atlas Shrugged a voice can be heard rom painful necessity commanding to the gas chambers go This is a book that will seduce many people with its tales of various indigenous people standing u 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 altering in looking orward to the The Cutting Room: A Novel of Suspense future we have leftor 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 rom destroying our habitat and the habitat of other species on the planet In act 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 rom 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. 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 ailed 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.