- Hardcover: 576 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster (16 September 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1451697384
- ISBN-13: 978-1451697384
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
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- #213 in Books > Business & Economics > Economics > Environmental Economics
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- #569 in Books > Textbooks & Study Guides > Higher Education Textbooks > Social Sciences > Political Science > Public Policy
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate Hardcover – 16 Sep 2014
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"The most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring.” (Rob Nixon The New York Times Book Review)
“This may be the first truly honest book ever written about climate change.” (Bryan Walsh Time)
"This is the best book about climate change in a very long time—in large part because it's about much more. It sets the most important crisis in human history in the context of our other ongoing traumas, reminding us just how much the powers-that-be depend on the power of coal, gas and oil. And that in turn should give us hope, because it means the fight for a just world is the same as the fight for a livable one." (Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and co-founder of 350.org)
“This Changes Everything is the work book for . . . [a] new, more assertive, more powerful environmental movement.” (Mark Bittman)
"Naomi Klein applies her fine, fierce, and meticulous mind to the greatest, most urgent questions of our times. . . . I count her among the most inspirational political thinkers in the world today." (Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things and Capitalism: A Ghost Story)
“Naomi Klein is a genius. She has done for politics what Jared Diamond did for the study of human history. She skillfully blends politics, economics and history and distills out simple and powerful truths with universal applicability.” (Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.)
“[A]robust new polemic. . . . Drawing on an impressive volume of research, Ms. Klein savages the idea that we will be saved by new technologies or by an incremental shift away from fossil fuels: Both approaches, she argues, are forms of denial. . . . Ms. Klein is aware of the intractability of the problems she describes, but she manages optimism nonetheless.” (Nathaniel Rich The New York Times)
"Klein is a brave and passionate writer who always deserves to be heard, and this is a powerful and urgent book." (John Gray The Observer (UK))
“If global warming is a worldwide wake-up call, we’re all pretty heavy sleepers. . . . We haven't made significant progress, Klein argues, because we've been expecting solutions from the very same institutions that created the problem in the first place. . . . Klein's sharp analysis makes a compelling case that a mass awakening is part of the answer.” (Chris Bentley The Chicago Tribune)
“Gripping and dramatic. . . . [Klein] writes of a decisive battle for the fate of the earth in which we either take back control of the planet from the capitalists who are destroying it or watch it all burn.” (Roy Scranton Rolling Stone)
About the Author
Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist, and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Her first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was also an international bestseller. Klein is a contributing editor for Harper’s and reporter for Rolling Stone and writes a syndicated column for The Nation and the Guardian. She lives in Toronto.See all Product description
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However, this was written in a time when sanity prevailed in the world, where the only thing we had to complain about was that how on finer points Obama gets it wrong. This was a book written for a world where Trump was not the President of USA and regressive policies on climate change by the USA was not the norm.
After reading this book one begins to grasp the true extent of peril we face and how for the first time in the history of this world a single species would be solely responsible for the destruction of all.
Needless to say this book must be a part of the standard curriculum of students the world over.
The book is highly recommended and a must read.
For people who believe that climate change is a reality and an existential threat to all life on Earth; this book answers the question as to why nothing much is being done to tackle this vital issue.
The arguments in defense of climate change, as presented in the book, are well supported by scientific facts and findings.
You may feel half way through the book that you are reading a "left" book as the author talks a lot about the things that are wrong with extractive economy ( Capitalist economy) as we have it now. But then that is the truth too.
Extractive economy is certainly unsustainable.
Be prepared to overwhelmed after reading this book.
One little complaint to Amazon.in : the price of the book is now less than 50% of what it was sold to me around a month back. Would like to be enlightened about the reason.
I have one issue with this novel, which is that Naomi Klein does not talk about the impact of agriculture and non veg food production in her book, which is both baffling and disappointing, as agricultural rearing cause over 60% of global emissions (transport of all kinds accounts for 17%).
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