Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism vs the Climate

Pop-Kapitalismuskritikerin Naomi Klein hat nach sieben Jahren (nach Shock Doctrine) ein neues Buch am Start über Kapitalismus und Klimawandel: This Changes Everything. Ich mag ihren halbwegs naiven Ansatz ja ganz gerne, scheinbar komplexe Zusammenhänge auf grobe Schlagworte zu reduzieren und da dann den Finger in die Wunde zu legen.

img-bookIn This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism.

Klein argues that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crisis humanely should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds. And she documents the inspiring movements that have already begun this process: communities that are not just refusing to be sites of further fossil fuel extraction but are building the next, regeneration-based economies right now.

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