Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Naomi Klein: "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate"

Naomi Klein spoke to MSNBC's Chris Hayes about her new book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate." She stated that responding to climate change will involve regulating and leaving carbon in the ground and investing in the public sphere. While she believes such measures will create jobs and make more livable communities, she understands why free-market conservatives resist the reality of climate change. "It's not the end of the world; it's the end of their highly individualistic, zero-sum-game thinking," Klein asserts. She's not surprised that those who are ready to slash social safety nets are also willing to sacrifice the environment for profit. Watch:

In part two, Klein speaks about meeting the challenge of climate change with the "progressive tradition of responding to crises with positive and democratic transformation":

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