Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. Its not about carbon its about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. You have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. You have been told its impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it – it just requires breaking every rule in the free-market playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and reclaiming our democracies. You have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact,all around the world, the fight back for the next economy is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring. Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. Its about changing the world – before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe. Either we leap – or we sink.