19 Sep '14, 2pm

Naomi Klein is right: Unchecked capitalism will destroy civilization via @grist

Naomi Klein is right: Unchecked capitalism will destroy civilization via @grist

Best-selling progressive journalist Naomi Klein has an important new book out, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate . The author of No Logo and The Shock Doctrine now “tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth,” as the book jacket aptly puts it. In diagnosing the unprecedented existential threat humanity faces thanks to our myopia and unbridled greed, Klein has three essential points to make: Because we have ignored the increasingly urgent warnings and pleas for action from climate scientists for a quarter century (!) now, the incremental or evolutionary paths to avert catastrophic global warming that we might have been able to take in the past are closed to us. Humanity faces a stark choice as a result: the end of civilization as we know it or the end of capitalism as we know it. Cho...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/naomi-klein-is-right-unch...

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