And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us. In this changes everything naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. Nothing except that climate change changes everything.
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.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate - 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.
The status quo is no longer an option. The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, restructure the global economy, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, and remake our political systems.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster CapitalismMetropolitan Books - The bestselling author of no logo shows how the global "free market" has exploited crises and shock for three decades, from Chile to IraqIn her groundbreaking reporting over the past few years, Naomi Klein introduced the term "disaster capitalism. Whether covering Baghdad after the U. S. Klein argues that by capitalizing on crises, the disaster capitalism complex now exists as a booming new economy, created by nature or war, and is the violent culmination of a radical economic project that has been incubating for fifty years.
Occupation, sri lanka in the wake of the tsunami, or New Orleans post-Katrina, she witnessed something remarkably similar. People still reeling from catastrophe were being hit again, this time with economic "shock treatment, " losing their land and homes to rapid-fire corporate makeovers. The shock doctrine retells the story of the most dominant ideology of our time, Milton Friedman's free market economic revolution.
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism - In contrast to the popular myth of this movement's peaceful global victory, Russia, Klein shows how it has exploited moments of shock and extreme violence in order to implement its economic policies in so many parts of the world from Latin America and Eastern Europe to South Africa, and Iraq. At the core of disaster capitalism is the use of cataclysmic events to advance radical privatization combined with the privatization of the disaster response itself.
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We NeedHaymarket Books - Trump's vision--a radical deregulation of the U. S. A road map to resistance in the Trump era from internationally acclaimed activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein. This book is a toolkit to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, if we keep our heads, and how, we can flip the script and seize the opportunity to make things a whole lot better in a time of urgent need.
The Climate. Economy in the interest of corporations, " and a sweeping aside of climate science to unleash a domestic fossil fuel frenzy--will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism, to national security, to the economy, to the environment. In no is not enough, extreme as he is, naomi Klein explains that Trump, is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century.
No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need - A toolkit for shock-resistance. Naomi klein, from the prefaceThe election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. In exposing the malignant forces behind Trump's rise, nationalism, she puts forward a bold vision for a mass movement to counter rising militarism, and corporatism in the U.
S. And around the world.
No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No JobsPicador - Naomi klein tells a story of rebellion and self-determination in the face of our new branded world. No logo was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" The New York Times. As america faces a second economic depression, Klein's analysis of our corporate and branded world is as timely and powerful as ever.
Equal parts cultural analysis, and journalistic exposé, mall-rat memoir, political manifesto, No Logo is the first book to put the new resistance into pop-historical and clear economic perspective. Naomi klein's second book, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time, The Shock Doctrine, " and has over a million copies in print worldwide.
No Logo: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs - In the last decade, no logo has become an international phenomenon and a cultural manifesto for the critics of unfettered capitalism worldwide.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural HistoryHenry Holt and Co. - Scientists around the world are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating extinction event since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. In the sixth extinction, two-time winner of the national magazine award and new yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert draws on the work of scores of researchers in half a dozen disciplines, accompanying many of them into the field: geologists who study deep ocean cores, botanists who follow the tree line as it climbs up the Andes, marine biologists who dive off the Great Barrier Reef.
She introduces us to a dozen species, the great auk, including the Panamian golden frog, others facing extinction, staghorn coral, some already gone, and the Sumatran rhino. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy; as Kolbert observes, it compels us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human.
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History - . This time around, the cataclysm is us. Through these stories, kolbert provides a moving account of the disappearances occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up through the present day. One of the new york times book review's 10 best books of the yeara major book about the future of the world, there have been five mass extinctions, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, when the diversity of life on earth suddenly and dramatically contracted.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global WarmingPenguin Books - The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.
. New york times bestseller •the 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world“At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it.
. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. At least until now. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air.
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming - Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope. Per espen stoknes, author, what we think about when we try not to Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter PlanetFourth Estate - But the biggest story of all comes from south america, where a conflagration of truly epic proportions has begun to consume the Amazon…Alien as it all sounds, Mark Lynas's incredible new book is not science-fiction; nor is it sensationalist. The pakistani president authorises the use of nuclear weapons in the case of an Indian military counter-strike.
Displaced victims of north africa's drought establish a new colony on Greenland's southern tip, one of the few inhabitable areas not already crowded with environmental refugees. The six degrees of the title refer to the terrifying possibility that average temperatures will rise by up to six degrees within the next hundred years.
Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet - This is the first time we have had a reliable picture of how the collapse of our civilisation will unfold unless urgent action is taken. Most vitally, lynas's book serves to highlight the fact that the world of 2100 doesn't have to be one of horror and chaos. Vast pumping systems keep the water out of most of Holland, but the residents of Bangladesh and the Nile Delta enjoy no such protection.
With a little foresight, and a reasonable dose of good luck, some intelligent strategic planning, we can at least halt the catastrophic trend into which we have fallen. But the time to act is now. Pakistan, crippled by drought brought on by disappearing Himalayan glaciers, sees 27 million farmers flee to refugee camps in neighbouring India.
Its desperate government prepares a last-ditch attempt to increase the flow of the Indus river by bombing half-constructed Indian dams in Kashmir.
The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster CapitalistsHaymarket Books - In this vital and startling investigation, bestselling author and activist Naomi Klein uncovers how the forces of shock politics and disaster capitalism seek to undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a “just recovery. All royalties from the sale of this book in English and Spanish go directly to JunteGente, a gathering of Puerto Rican organizations resisting disaster capitalism and advancing a fair and healthy recovery for their island.
Hurricanes irma and maría unmasked the colonialism we face in Puerto Rico, and the inequality it fosters, creating a fierce humanitarian crisis. And this book explains, puerto ricoin the rubble of hurricane maria, mayor of san juan, only the efforts of our community activists can answer the paramount question: What type of society do we want to become and who is Puerto Rico for?" —Yulin Cruz, with careful and unbiased reporting, Puerto Ricans and ultrarich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island.
The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists - Now we must find a path forward to equality and sustainability, a path driven by communities, not investors. The climate, and No Is Not Enough. Klein exposes the 'battle of utopias' that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico—a battle that pits a pitilessly neoliberal plutocratic ‘paradise' against a community movement with Puerto Rican sovereignty at its center.
Junot díaz"we are in a fight for our lives. Fearless necessary reporting.
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization City Lights Open MediaCity Lights Publishers - Conflict, plagues, famine, and riots menace from every quarter. Our greatest enemy, it turns out, is ourselves. In learning to die in the anthropocene, Roy Scranton draws on his experiences in Iraq to confront the grim realities of climate change. It's a powerful, useful, and ultimately hopeful book that more than any other I've read has the ability to change people's minds and create change.
The climate"concise, elegant, erudite, heartfelt & wise. Amitav ghosh, philosophy, author of flood of Fire"War veteran and journalist Roy Scranton combines memoir, and science writing to craft one of the definitive documents of the modern era. The believer best books of 2015 coming home from the war in Iraq, US Army private Roy Scranton thought he'd left the world of strife behind.
Learning to Die in the Anthropocene: Reflections on the End of a Civilization City Lights Open Media - A critical intervention. Naomi klein, author of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The economical way it does so, with such clarity, sets the book apart from most others on the subject. Jeff vandermeer, author of the southern reach trilogy"roy Scranton lucidly articulates the depth of the climate crisis with an honesty that is all too rare, then calls for a reimagined humanism that will help us meet our stormy future with as much decency as we can muster.
From war-stricken baghdad to the melting Arctic, human-caused climate change poses a danger not only to political and economic stability, but to civilization itself. For me, it crystallizes and expresses what I've been thinking about and trying to get a grasp on.
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized WorldLittle, Brown and Company - Yet despite international efforts and tireless research, there is no permanent solution-no barriers to erect or walls to build-that will protect us in the end from the drowning of the world as we know it. The water will come is the definitive account of the coming water, why and how this will happen, and what it will all mean.
From island nations to the world's major cities, coastal regions will disappear. With each crack in the great ice sheets of the Arctic and Antarctica, and each tick upwards of Earth's thermometer, we are moving closer to the brink of broad disaster. By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores as our coasts become inundated and our landscapes transformed.
The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World - An immersive, mildly gonzo and depressingly well-timed book about the drenching effects of global warming, and a powerful reminder that we can bury our heads in the sand about climate change for only so long before the sand itself disappears. Jennifer senior, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing more water directly into the places we live, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, New York Times A New York Times Critics' Top Book of 2017One of Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Nonfiction in 2017One of Booklist's Top 10 Science Books of 2017What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, from our most vibrant, historic cities to our last remaining traditional coastal villages.
As he travels across twelve countries and reports from the front lines, and first-person, science, acclaimed journalist Jeff Goodell employs fact, on-the-ground journalism to show vivid scenes from what already is becoming a water world. Engineering projects to hold back the water are bold and may buy some time.
What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate JusticeBeacon Press - As an individual of conscience, how will you respond?in 2010, starting with the poorest and most vulnerable everywhere, journalist Wen Stephenson woke up to the true scale and urgency of the catastrophe bearing down on humanity, and confronted what he calls “the spiritual crisis at the heart of the climate crisis.
Inspired by others who refused to retreat into various forms of denial and fatalism, he walked away from his career in mainstream media and became an activist, joining those working to build a transformative movement for climate justice in America. In what we’re fighting for now is each other, stephenson tells his own story and offers an up-close, quakers and college students, on-the-ground look at some of the remarkable and courageous people—those he calls “new American radicals”—who have laid everything on the line to build and inspire this fast-growing movement: old-school environmentalists and young climate-justice organizers, frontline community leaders and Texas tar-sands blockaders, evangelicals and Occupiers.
It’s a movement for human solidarity. This is a fiercely urgent and profoundly spiritual journey into the climate-justice movement at a critical moment—in search of what climate justice, at this late hour, might yet mean. He argues that the movement is less like environmentalism as we know it and more like the great human-rights and social-justice struggles of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from abolitionism to civil rights.
What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice - An urgent, by any humane definition, on-the-ground look at some of the “new American radicals” who have laid everything on the line to build a stronger climate justice movementThe science is clear: catastrophic climate change, is upon us. Most important, stephenson pushes beyond easy labels to understand who these people really are, what drives them, and what they’re ultimately fighting for.