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    Naomi’s Klein’s This Changes Everything is absolutely essential for understanding confronting and meeting the challenges of the 21st century I recommend it to everyoneNaomi Klein is known for her activism and her reporting on corporate malfeasance – the misused power of corporations and the deleterious eff

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    Some processes set in motion are unstoppable Until three centuries ago human destructiveness was primarily limi

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    Climate change is not liberal propagandaThere is only one truth you need to know from this book 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 be forced to do something later when it’s probably too late? “In the face of an absolutely unprecedented emergency society

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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 emission

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    In reading Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything a friendly looking tome with a sky blue cover I couldn’t help but recall what Whittaker Chambers’ remark in reviewing Ayn Rand’s classic that “from almost any page of Atlas Shrugged a voice can be heard from painful necessity commanding “to the gas chambers — go”” This is a book that will seduce many people with its tales of various indigenous

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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 current economic system built on neoliberal ideas particularly around global trade has utterly failed to stand up to the challenge and may in fact be fundamentally incapable of doing so

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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 for

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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

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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 e

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    Believing is Not Enough Naomi Klein believes that the ineuality of wealth and power in the world is unjust and th

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Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Naomi Klein

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. 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 there isn t one Yet there were many great ideas and examples of how grassroots communities ARE working for the good of the climate Which is usually in opposition to the global energy companies whose incentive is to make money Then make some And Did I learn anything new Yes I learnt a lot Not only about climate change why it s A REAL PROBLEM and how this will affect everyone no not hotter summers yippee I discovered about why we re being pushed into extreme energy sources what governments aren t doing about it and the roles ecological and green organisations play to help Or not I read about problems encountered by people who really do WANT TO HELP and how easy it is for their good intentions to be turned in another direction I read a lot of things that made me angry I expected multinational companies to be making big profits for themselves I less expected them to be ignoring laws and legislature simply because they have money and time on their side to strip the earth of resources before communities can make LEGITIMATE claims through the courts By which time it s too late to put the resources back in the ground Is it such a novel idea just to keep them thereI think people are beginning to think this way Most populations don t want to live next to a nuclear plant they don t want oil drilling in their back yard or fracking on their doorstep Demonstrations at ground level have stopped some of these things from happening and they re slowly pushing back the tide of these last wave extractions More needs to happen of course Saving one area at a time with protests is not enough and that s where some of the bigger ideas of this book come into play Living in a co operative society where that literally does what it says Changing the global dominance of the way the world runs when it s to the detriment of local jobs resources people animals and land Yet I don t see that things will change For things to be implemented as Naomi Klein suggests there would need to be a huge rethink on everyday life and a return to a simpler time For a start growing making and buying of local goods rather than buying products that have flown halfway across the world because someone else can produce them cheaper Free trade sounds like a positive thing but it can also work against us We re running out of resources to ship these goods back and forth across the world and if we continue down this path of mass consumption things will eventually come to a head Coal oil and gas aren t finite resources they will run out By which time it will be too late to start mass investment of real green alternatives That needs to be happening right now If we wait another 50 or 100 years too much damage will have been done which can t be magically fixed More people will live in land stripped communities or be displaced from rising sea levels or suffer from repeated famines due to crop failures The west won t be exempt either with increased natural disasters in the way of heat waves and forest fires or extreme hurricanes Perhaps in the future there will be an even two tier society with the rich living in air conditioned flood defended earthuake resistant structures While the poor languish outside of these areas Think hurricane Katrina style disaster on a global scale year on year Or your favourite dystopian novels come true So what if all of this is wrong What if the 97 percent of scientists who tell us global warming is happening are actually mistaken What if it isn t all our fault it s actually a fluctuation of earth s natural temperatures and there isn t really a problem Well in this case as Naomi Klein says we ll just have made the world a fairer better place for everyone for no reason at all What a shame that would be

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

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

Download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free  Naomi Klein

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. 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 current economic system built on neoliberal ideas particularly around global trade has utterly failed to stand up to the challenge and may in fact be fundamentally incapable of doing so So we find ourselves answering the uestion what do we value The philosophy underpinning the economy or our physical environment I certainly know my answerThe book is not without its flaws It s certainly not an appropriate primer to the physical nature of climate change barring a few vivid case studies it doesn t deal with the science Klein also makes her points in a somewhat roundabout way almost muffling her points with too many case studies rather than cutting to the chase Also despite the book making extensive efforts to highlight the plight of disenfranchised ethnic groups it is still very western centric But these flaws fall away with the scope of what she has accomplished with the book It is a powerful call to action one of those books that causes scales to fall away from your eyes and makes you see a problem that was standing in plain sight If you re not pissed off demanding change after reading it then we fundamentally disagree on humanity s place on the EarthYou should read it

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