This Changes Everything

Capitalism vs. The Climate

Naomi Klein’s newest book has a singular and irrefutable claim: responding to climate change requires nothing less than dismantling capitalism from the ground up. The book builds on Klein’s earlier work: No Logo, which addressed the ways trade agreements and globalization worked to dismantle labor protections; and The Shock Doctrine which dissected the mechanisms of disaster capitalism, an insidious practice that both takes advantage of and foments crises in order to further capitalism’s reach. This Changes Everything takes those threads and identifies the connections to the climate change movement. The result is both argument and manifesto: a rigorously researched refutation of incremental and capitalistic methods to address global warming, plus a full-throated moral case for why jettisoning capitalism is the only thing that will save us. Required reading.