“This Changes Everything” at the MACC

This Changes Everything – Capitalism vs The Climate

Watch a talk Naomi Klein filmed at First Parish in Cambridge. Ms Klein is the author of <em>This Changes Everything</em> which was made into a movie and is being shown at 7:00pm<strong> on </strong>Tuesday,October<strong> 20</strong> at the MACC. This piece runs a little over an hour.

Klein has been exploring the interface between environmental degradation and capitalism since her first book, No Logo, appeared in 1999. Her provocative new book, <em>This Changes Everything</em>, argues that carbon is not the ultimate cause of climate change; the real enemy is capitalism. She provides a far-reaching explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. Who benefits from the status quo? How deeply are the current power structures embedded in our political economy? How difficult will it be to change them?

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of The New York Times and international bestseller, <em>The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism</em> and <em>No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies</em>, which The New York Times called “a movement bible.”

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