12 Jan '18, 1pm

Naomi Klein: 'New York City Is Taking a Game-Changing First Step in Turning the World Right Side Up'

The following is a speech given by Naomi Klein in New York City on Jan. 10. I want to thank Mayor de Blasio for this historic announcement that New York is divesting from fossil fuels and suing five oil majors. What's happening here is not only about changing the economics of energy, speeding the transition from dirty to clean . It's also about justice. And it represents a collective victory for the amazing climate justice movement around the world and in this city. Groups like Uprose , the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance and New York Renews , some of which are here today, as well as global groups like 350.org , which helped kick off the fossil fuel divestment movement about five years ago. For a very long time, our movements have been insisting that principles of justice need to be at the center of the response to the climate crisis—a crisis that plays out in...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/naomi-klein-new-york-city-252482...

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