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This Changes Everything
This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate | Naomi Klein
The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant 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.In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option. In 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. Can we pull off these changes in time? Nothing is certain. Nothing except that climate change changes everything. And for a very brief time, the nature of that change is still up to us.
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TheBookStacker
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First book for graduate school. To those who are unaware, I‘m currently working as an archaeologist but decided it was time for me to go back to school and get my masters in Environmental Science and try to save the world instead of just preserving our past (which is incredibly rewarding in and of itself) but there needs to be a world in which people can appreciate the past first.

LiteraryinLititz Good for you! 2w
chaoticgoodhufflepuff Wow! That sounds amazing! 2w
Aimeesue Y daughter is an Environmental Sciences major, too. So proud of all you people who want to save the Earth and it's creatures. ❤️ 2w
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Pickpick

Very important read! 🌎 “Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it‘s not about carbon—it‘s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.”

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Emilymdxn
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Happy earth day!

3 fiction and 3 non fiction favourites of mine engaging the struggle for an optimistic future for our planet. It‘s a terrifying, depressing fight that I fear will define my generation‘s time on earth, but these books show me how much beauty and hope there is in humanity‘s relationship with nature and how much there is still to fight for. Here‘s to us as readers, educators and thoughtful citizens working for a just future

Freespirit It's so frustrating when our leaders deny what's happening 😁 4mo
Emilymdxn @freespirit you can say that again. And constantly making fusses about other things... at least when the climate catastrophe comes, british passports will be blue not red 🤷‍♀️ 4mo
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Emilymdxn
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Today I saw the Ice Watch installation at the Tate Modern and was incredibly moved and sad to see them melting. I touched arctic ice with my own hands and wondered how many more generations would get to know that ice existed, even have the chance of touching it. it made me remember reading This Changes Everything and how it made me feel.

Freespirit I wish climate change was top of the list of world issues. Here in Australia most people want it to be but our government is lagging the world😢 8mo
Emilymdxn @Freespirit the climate (and everything else) has taken a back seat in Britain as the government eats itself alive and starves its people to death with universal credit. I‘d love to believe I‘ll be proud of something my government does one day... but it could be a while 8mo
Freespirit Very sad..it's the same everywhere☹️ 8mo
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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

One of the best books I‘ve ever read, I recommend this book to everyone concerned about the state of the world today. Beautifully written, explains very complex concepts in a holistic, comprehensive, empathetic way. (I still wish wonderful writers would say LGBTQ instead of gay and lesbian but I can‘t be angry with Naomi klein). I feel outraged and grief stricken yes, but I‘ve learned about how the world can be saved and what we can work towards.

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Emilymdxn
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Listening to an amazing audiobook with this view 😍😍😍

JennyM Wow...stunning 9mo
Oryx 💜❤❤ 9mo
britt_brooke 😍 9mo
Freespirit Gorgeous😊 9mo
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Emilymdxn
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Excited to dig in to this book that a friend recommended v highly. Continuing my project of educating myself on politics, economics and the climate.

Related: heartened by the American results I saw when I woke up. So proud of all of you who voted, and the great things you achieved. I might be on another continent but we‘re all in this together 💙💙💙

Emilymdxn @zsuzsanna_reads thanks so much! I always appreciate your thoughtful recommendations 💖 9mo
zsuzsanna_reads I realised belatedly that there wasn't actually that much easily accessible I knew about for animal ethics 😕 9mo
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nomierosie
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The best afternoons are spent in coffee shops reading books. Looking forward to starting this #books #coffeeshop #naomiklein

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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 15: one of my book clubs here in Singapore - GatheringReaders at NIE (National Institute of Educ). These #BookishFriends are colleagues (professors/lecturers) across different disciplines: Psychology, Early Childhood and Special Education, English Language and Literature, Visual and Performing Arts, Humanities and Social Studies Educ). Too bad, we don‘t get to meet as often now, but it was glorious while it lasted.Review ⬇️

Cinfhen Fun❤️ 1y
ephemeralwaltz So nice! 1y
KateFulfordAuthor If you need another recommendation for the group, may I point you to my People‘s Book Prize nominated debut? Sassy female narrative, laugh out dialogue and a pacy plot. Check the link in the bio for 2 free chapters, reviews and more. 1y
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RaimeyGallant
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A 22-hour audiobook about the social/political movement needed to save the planet's ecosystem via strategies that redistribute the world's wealth to those who've been denied it is a tough sell, and so I've enlisted my mom's cardboard cutout of The Boss to help me. He's sporting the wristband I got at the #noDAPL protest. Mr. Springsteen did not give me permission to use his likeness. Available on #Libby and wherever #audiobooks are sold.

RaimeyGallant Shout out to @leahroserng for adding this to her stack. You're my hero! 1y
RaimeyGallant @kathywheeler wins for my second favorite Litten of the day with @Sjhaug sliding into third! 1y
Sjhaug Woo hoo!! Love the boss!! 1y
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RaimeyGallant @Samplergal is my favorite Litten too! Everyone #followbomb her! 1y
Samplergal @RaimeyGallant awww... ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Samplergal The book sounds amazing. It‘s so important. 1y
RaimeyGallant @SandDune is my new hero! #ActOnClimate for the win! 1y
batsy I found No Logo and The Shock Doctrine by her absolute worthwhile reads, so I shall be checking this one out! 1y
kidamy I love Naomi Klein. My copy of No Logo is well loved and tired looking. 💚💚💚 1y
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RaimeyGallant
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"Living non-extractively does not mean that extraction does not happen. All living things must take from nature in order to survive, but it does mean the end of the extractivist mindset, of taking without caretaking..." #audiobooks #audiobook #audiobooking

RadicalReader @RaimeyGallant adore your phone case love iPhones myself they‘re absolutely incredible!!! 1y
Graywacke Non-extractively? That‘s a new word for me. 1y
RaimeyGallant @Graywacke The author has added a few new words to my vocab, for sure. 1y
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RaimeyGallant
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On the laying of new pipelines: "...before we can effectively solve this crisis, we have to stop making it worse." ~Seattle-based environmental policy expert KC Golden

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RaimeyGallant
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Why is it so hard for people to make sure all the pieces make it back inside the box? #AudioPuzzling

I'm an hour into this #audiobook (of 20!) and my immediate feeling is that it's perhaps a little inaccessible for anyone outside the choir, which saddens me, because it really is compelling in a lot of ways.

benchley1 After I finish a puzzle, I find pieces all over the apt. It's not so bad now that Evil Cat is to old to jump on the table, but it's amazing where they end up 1y
DGRachel Yikes! When I put puzzles away, I always do several searches around the table to make sure none got missed and then tape the box closed. I haven‘t redone any of my puzzles, though, so I don‘t know if I did a good job or not. 😂 1y
Smrloomis Oooh I feel your pain 😆 1y
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kylienoele When Daisy was a puppy, I was doing a puzzle on the coffee table and noticed TONS of pieces were missing, and then I noticed her in the corner chewing on something. Turns out, Daisy loves to eat puzzle pieces 😂 That puzzle never got finished 😂😂 1y
MelissaS So aggravating!!! 1y
Susanita I feel your pain. 1y
LauraBeth Having dogs and cats means that I have to live with the missing puzzle pieces 😂 1y
Circumambient Meanwhile, I am laughing about the fact that the good doctor has a hole in his head. Gold medal for best missing piece. 1y
RaimeyGallant @Circumambient I hadn't thought about that. You're right. :) It is funny. :) 1y
Ruthiella @LauraBeth Yes! Cats who walk on the puzzle and knock pieces off & dogs who chew them up😀 1y
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dariazeoli
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This one has been on my #TBR for a couple of years. Climate change is real, and so is the money behind denying it!

#changes
#SeptemBowie

tpixie The biggest problem with climate change is that India and China are much bigger players than the United States and they don't have all the restrictions that we have already put in place. That doesn't mean we can't do better, but I wonder how much impact we really have if the rest of the world doesn't help out. I would love to see that research. 2y
RaimeyGallant TRUTH! 2y
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DragonSadhana
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Pickpick

#EarthDay is my favorite day. Here are some reads to recommend for Earth Day! Part 1 of 2.

#nature #climatechange #poetry #essays #science

"What do we want? Evidence based science! When do we want it? After peer review!"

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jpmcwisemorgan

The book for the March meeting of Talk Green to Me in Austin is this hefty tome. I have two weeks to finish it. I'm on page 7.

Lindy 🍀🍀🍀 2y
Suet624 😂😂 gulp. 2y
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lowellette
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Afraid of one square that will give me BINGO and sick of the other.

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lowellette
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Klein shows how previous efforts have failed. We need to get moving on consumer and citizen pressure. #marchforscience #resist

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irisonbooks
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Very very impressed with this book. I personally engaged more with some parts than others and it was a loooong read for me (partially due to my own slow reading pace atm), but very worth while. Definitely a book to read during the years ahead of us. #trump #climatechange

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Well-ReadNeck
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#Recommendsday

For today's recommendsday, I wanted to share @RebeccaH 's recent article from bookriot with loads of recs for books dealing with climate change. My TBR just grew!! (Photo from Mother Earth News)
http://bookriot.com/2016/11/27/climate-change-reading-list/

Cobscook I read This Changes Everything last year...excellent, but terrifying read 3y
jpmcwisemorgan This one is my book club's choice for March. We're reading a book about why you can't get people to change their minds about climate change for February. 3y
DrexEdit Superb book. 3y
RebeccaH Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!! 3y
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TrishTheBibliophile
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Book 3 in #BooksToReadDuringATrumpPresidency Because it's important to understand why many industries and politicians deny climate change... @radishandhare

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irisonbooks
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This book people! Klein manages to connect austerity, refugees, climate change, human rights and so much of what I care for. I want to quote the whole book to you, but will refrain and only highlight some things... (also, am only 24% in so bound to discover much more)

irisonbooks And of course she now adds critique of colonialism to the mix. I wish I had found this book much earlier! 3y
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irisonbooks
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This seems an appropriate 1st read for 2017.

"Or maybe we do look—really look—but then, inevitably, we seem to forget. Remember and then forget again. Climate change is like that; it‘s hard to keep it in your head for very long. We engage in this odd form of on-again-off-again ecological amnesia for perfectly rational reasons. We deny because we fear that letting in the full reality of this crisis will change everything. And we are right."

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Well-ReadNeck
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TRUMPED UP READING LIST P1of 4
Yesterday, I asked for some reading suggestions from both sides of the aisle for post-election. Thank you so much for all the recs (and I also combed @BookishFeminist wall and the #overthis hashtag @lemonlime799 ). Along with some other suggestions out there, here's what I have for now. I did cull the list somewhat for my purposes but wanted to share with you. Please forgive the multi-posts.
#TrumpedUpReadingList

queerbookreader You showed up!!! Love this list!! 3y
GlitteryOtters This whole list is awesome 👏 Thank you! 3y
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shelf-improvement Love this list! So much good stuff here -- and new titles to check out, too. 3y
drokka Wow! What an amazing list; where will you find the time? 3y
BookishFeminist Adding a couple of these from your posts to our syllabus too! 😊 loving that everyone has been using reading as an activism tool on Litsy. 3y
Well-ReadNeck @drokka well, I guess I have four years to read them 😐 3y
kspenmoll These pages of lists are great; thx you! 3y
LauraBrook Thank you SO MUCH for doing this!!!! 3y
Fortifiedbybooks Will you be putting this list on your blog? I can't do screen captures but many of these books look interesting. 3y
Well-ReadNeck @Fortifiedbybooks yes, I think I'll post these in some form on the blog, but I'm writing for January now, so it'll be a bit. 3y
Fortifiedbybooks @Well-ReadNeck awesome :) 3y
Kimzey Thanks for posting! Great selections. This will keep us busy! 3y
TheNextBook @BarbaraTheBibliophage I'll tag you in these so you can see this list. 3y
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jdtchicago

our economic system and our planetary system are now at war. Or, more accurately, our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life. What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction in humanity‘s use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it‘s not the laws of nature.

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cursetine
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#booktober #textonlycovers

Haven't read this one yet, but it's waiting on our shelf! (Fiancée bought it after reading The Fifth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.)

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Pickpick

Terrifying and uplifting.
The basic thesis here is that the machine that is Capitalism is by nature in direct opposition to the changes that need be made if we are to keep global climate change from making our world uninhabitable.
The good part is learning how many movements are currently underway to stop the extraction of fossil fuels in its tracks and how these same movements bring social and economic justice with them as core principals.

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Cobscook
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Still working on this tough but necessary read. Hoping for more optimism in the last 100 pages.

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Cobscook
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It is the good fortune of many to live distant from the scene of sorrow. - Thomas Paine.

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Cobscook
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A little light lunchtime reading 🙉🙊🙈

Louise She is such an interesting person! 3y
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EnidBiteEm
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I hope this book DOES change everything. Klein points out that we have the solutions to slow down global warming. Also, I would like to add, we still have trees (those magic, 'cleaning carbon dioxide from the air' machines). Why have we constructed a world where breaking an international environmental treaty earns little punishment and breaking an international trade agreement doesn't?, and why are we breaking one by helping the other? We're nuts.

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Cobscook
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I finally made it to the famous Northshire Bookstore in Manchester, VT and bought this book as well as three others. I made my family drive an hour out of our way to get here....totally worth it! 🤗

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twohectobooks
Pickpick

Naomi Klein's vision of how we can move forward in the face of inevitable climate change is one that makes me hopeful/despair at the same time. If it clarified anything, it's how urgently we need to take action and how reluctant everyone is to do so.

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twohectobooks
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Nightmare fuel.