Of poverty providing services now sorely lacking from clean water to electricity Read it again replacing could with could instead This is about a trade off that most basic economic concept that Naomi Klein seems tterly incapable of The Christian at Mass understanding The money invested in renewable energy and climate change adaptation for heavy weather comes out of the same pool that could be spent on alleviating poverty Using renewable energy will make electricity cost for everyone These arepfront costs Any benefits come in the futureThe best example of a country that pulled huge swaths of humanity out of poverty is China The inconvenient truth is they did it with Sunce je počelo da se zlati unbridled capitalism and burned a vast amount of coal doing it It is the same for any other country that has reduced povertyHard Choices and False ChoicesThe connection between income euality and climate change is actually negative Lower income peoplese energy per dollar than higher income people Transferring wealth from the rich to the poor will increase carbon dioxide emissions That is why China is now the largest and fasted growing carbon dioxide emitterUnfortunately the real world is about hard choices Maybe we should invest in renewable energy but in the short term it will reduce wealth for everyone Maybe we should reduce income disparity but it will increase the burning of fossil fuelsOf course we can do it all for free by taking it away from the rich Have you noticed that strategy has a rather poor track record While some of the rich are parasites others are the ones who create our new technology including renewable energy You can only eat the rich once and the feast will not last very long There is simply not as much wealth to be plundered from the wealthy as some might want to believeWhat Happened to Property RightsMuch of this book is taken p with the campaigns of local people against resource development It is all heartwarming stuff and these people have a legitimate complaint about suffering damage to their health and property so others can benefit But why do they have so little legal protection Maybe because the Left is against property itself and the Right defines property rights so narrowly that ordinary people are excludedHowever noble some of these struggles may seem they are ltimately about defending property Klein gleefully reports that Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson joined a lawsuit against fracking near his 5 million Texas home claiming it would lower his property values This nicely illustrates the point that conflict over development has little to do with climate change If you stop one project oil will be found elsewhere If you prevent a pipeline from being built the oil will be shipped on trains that have worse accidents Chasing these side issues distracts from addressing the real problemClimate change is a technical problem to be solved by technology that produces less carbon dioxide It is also a cultural problem People have to choose to pay for their energy and reduce their personal consumption now in return for reducing harm to other people in the future That is a hard sell Saying someone else should pay makes you no different than a climate change denier You just have different excusesA Symbiotic Relationship that Ruins no different than a climate change denier You just have different excusesA Symbiotic Relationship that Ruins book begins with Naomi Klein bravely attending a Heartland Institute conference on climate change Such a gathering of conservatives dedicated to free market solutions would seem a rather hostile environment But why would they welcome such a well known opponent Because she tells them When climate deniers claim that global warming is a plot to redistribute wealth it is because they are paying attention She represents exactly how they want to portray the entire environmental movement And in turn they represent the heartless extreme
capitalism she wants to depict truly we have she wants to depict Truly we have symbiotic relationship hereA believer in conspiracy theories might claim that Exxon and the Koch Brothers funded this book It better supports their goal of polarizing the public than any number of conferences they can organize With the goal of hijacking the climate change issue to push her collectivist fantasy it could be one of the most destructive books ever written If this book changes anything it will be to delay real action to address climate change I suggest you read George Marshall s Don t Even Think About It Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change for a hard look at addressing climate change It may help you see why this book ruins everything This changes everything I wish it did I suppose you have to be From Beautiful Zion to Red Bird Creek uite anti capitalist to even pick thisp The title certainly makes clear Naomi Klein s view by pitting capitalism against the climate I completely agree There is a LOT of ground covered in this book and an extensive amount of research At times it became a bit too much and I was unclear what it s intentions were I wanted a simpler solution when of course there what it s intentions were I wanted a simpler solution when of course there t one Yet there were many great ideas and examples of how grassroots communities ARE working for the good of the climate Which is Sex, Rock Optical Illusions usually in opposition to the global energy companies whose incentive is to make money Then make some And Did I learn anything new Yes I learnt a lot Not only about climate change why it s A REAL PROBLEM and how this will affect everyone no not hotter summers yippee I discovered about why we re being pushed into extreme energy sources what governments aren t doing about it and the roles ecological and green organisations play to help Or not I read about problems encountered by people who really do WANT TO HELP and how easy it is for their good intentions to be turned in another direction I read a lot of things that made me angry I expected multinational companies to be making big profits for themselves I less expected them to be ignoring laws and legislature simply because they have money and time on their side to strip the earth of resources before communities can make LEGITIMATE claims through the courts. ?nern cataclysme Pour Naomi Klein la lutte contre les changements climatiues reuiert non seulement From Mistress to Wifey une réorientation de nos sociétés versn modèle durable pour l'environnement mais elle ouvre aussi la voie à ne transformation sociale.
FREE READ This Changes Everything Capitalism vs The ClimateBelieving is Not Enough Naomi Klein believes that the ineuality of wealth and power in the world is njust and that it should be redistributed fairly The problem with this book is not that she wants redistribution it is that she believes in it too much She filters all her information about the world through this moral lens which results in simplistic and misleading conclusionsShe describes this clearly when talking about other believers She explains the tendency of some conservatives to reject the scientific Dance With The Devil understanding of climate change with perhaps the most insightful statement in her book The tight correlation between worldview and acceptance of climate science is due to cultural cognition the process by which all ofs regardless of political leanings filter new information in ways that will protect our preferred vision of the good society Filtering information to promote her preferred vision of the good society is exactly what this book is about This is most evident when confronting the extremely complex scientific problem of climate change The believing mind simply cannot comprehend the scientific method reuired to nderstand this issueWhat We Know and Don t Know about Climate ChangeScientists are reasonably certain that global warming is real and mainly caused by burning fossil fuels Supporting this fact is beyond the scope of my review If you disagree you are nder the spell of a different belief system The problems begin when trying to A White Slave in Turkey Book 1 - A BDSM Novel understand how this will affect our future in the real worldGlobal warming does not mean there will be some terrible new climate The climates we already have will move to different places In general climate zones will migrate toward the poles If you want to know your future climate look south Of course what exactly will happen in any particular region is complex than that but it is a good first approximationHow fast will the climate change The answer involves a concept completely absent from Naomi Klein s thinking which isncertainty The latest IPCC report AR5 estimates the euilibrium climate sensitivity for temperature is between 15 and 45 which is 1898 uite a large range At the low end we have plenty of time to transition to carbon free energy At the high end some of the alarmism in this book may be justified if wrong in detail The problem with presenting a range like that is believers will pick the figure they want to believe You just did that didn t you Those values are bothnlikely extremes The reality is most likely somewhere in betweenThe hard truth is we do not know how fast climate change will happen and we do not know how it will affect any particular region The effects of our actions today will not be felt Night of the Werewolf (Choose Your Own Nightmare, until decades into the future The effect of any individual s carbon dioxide production is felt globally Therefore any solution must be global in scope which is a problem for someone so viscerally opposed to globalizationSeeking Instant GratificationWe all seek instant gratification People want tose their fossil fuels today and not worry
about future conseuences Thus to make people aware of climate change we seek something with anfuture conseuences Thus to make people aware of climate change we seek something with an sensational impact extreme weather And what could be better than a hurricane especially one that reaches New York After all when you hit Broadway you ve made the big timeRising carbon dioxide levels lead directly to rising global temperatures However The Link Between That And Extreme Weather Is Secondary the link between that and extreme weather is secondary poorly Lay My Burden Down understood She claims that there has been a fivefold increase in these events since the 1970 s In reality the IPCC report says It is likely that since about 1950 the number of heavy precipitation events over land has increased in regions than it has decreased and Confidence is low for a global scale observed trend in drought or dryness lack of rainfall since the middle of the 20th century owing to lack of direct observations methodologicalncertainties and geographical inconsistencies in the trends In other words she is flat out lying There is little detectable trend so far No one really knows how much extreme weather there will be in the future certainly not Naomi KleinThe Disconnect Between Capitalism and Climate ChangeEconomics is seen as the big bad capitalists exploiting their innocent victims the common people This viewpoint neglects the detail that most of those people are also consumers who benefit from the system even if not as much as they think they deserve toThere is one basic fact to keep in mind burning fossil fuels is the cheapest way to produce energy assuming we ignore the side effect of climate change Fossil fuels are not some horror inflicted on s by greedy capitalism The capitalist is responding to all the greedy consumers who want to pay as little as possible
their energy Look at screams the loudest when gas prices go pThe notion that a transition to renewable energy threatens the structure of capitalism is nonsense This could be done in theory with nuclear power which currently produces about ten times the carbon free energy than all other renewable energy sources combined The result would greatly increased centralization and concentration of power But even a transition to solar energy would not change much Large corporations would produce the solar panels for the same reason they already produce our cars and computers It is efficient and gives consumers the lowest pricesA free market cannot address climate change because it does not measure the carbon dioxide externality The solution is a tax on emissions to force markets to take this into account There is no need to dream Beyond the Qumran Community up an imaginary economic system to add to thencertainty a changing climate will already bringWanting Something for NothingOnly a true believer could come Daniels Pet up with this remarkable statement which reflects the central message of the book The resources reuired to rapidly move away from fossil fuels and prepare for the coming heavy weather could pull huge swaths of humanity out. Capitalisme et changement climatiueNotre modèle économiue est en guerre contre la vie sur Terre Nous ne pouvons infléchir les lois de la nature mais nos comportements en revanche peuvent et doivent radicalement changer sous peine d' entra?. By which time it s too late to put the resources back in the ground Is it such a novel idea just to keep them thereI think people are beginning to think this way Most populations don t want to live next to a nuclear plant they don t want oil drilling in their back yard or fracking on their doorstep Demonstrations at ground level have stopped some of these things from happening and they re slowly pushing back the tide of these last wave extractions More needs to happen of course Saving one area at a time with protests is not enough and that s where some of the bigger ideas of this book come into play Living in a co operative society where that literally does what it says Changing the global dominance of the way the world runs when it s to the detriment of local jobs resources people animals and land Yet I don t see that things will change For things to be implemented as Naomi Klein suggests there would need to be a huge rethink on everyday life and a return to a simpler time For a start growing making and buying of local goods rather than buying products that have flown halfway across the world because someone else can produce them cheaper Free trade sounds like a positive thing but it can also work againsts We re running out of resources to ship these goods back and forth across the world and if we continue down this path of mass consumption things will eventually come to a head Coal oil and gas aren t finite resources they will run out By which time it will be too late to start mass investment of real green alternatives That needs to be happening right now If we wait another 50 or 100 years too much damage will have been done which can t be magically fixed More people will live in land stripped communities or be displaced from rising sea levels or suffer from repeated famines due to crop failures The west won t be exempt either with increased natural disasters in the way of heat waves and forest fires or extreme hurricanes Perhaps in the future there will be an even two tier society with the rich living in air conditioned flood defended earthuake resistant structures While the poor languish outside of these areas Think hurricane Katrina style disaster on a global scale year on year Or your favourite dystopian novels come true So what if all of this is wrong What if the 97 percent of scientists who tell Losing Control us global warming is happening are actually mistaken What if it isn t all our fault it s actually a fluctuation of earth s natural temperatures and there isn t really a problem Well in this case as Naomi Klein says we ll just have made the world a fairer better place for everyone for no reason at all What a shame that would be The book everyone should read on climate changeIn a sweeping powerful book Naomi Klein articulates why in order to effectively standp to climate change My full review as well as my other thoughts on reading can be found on my blogExpansive and visionary This Changes Everything rges t Climate change is not liberal propagandaThere is only one truth you need to know from this book from this review Denying climate change is profitable and as long as it remains profitable the environment degrades It will get to a point of no return Do you want to do something now "voluntarily or be forced to do something later when it s probably too late In the "or be forced to do something later when it s probably too late In the of an absolutely nprecedented emergency society has no choice but to take dramatic action to avert a collapse of civilization Either we will change our ways and build an entirely new kind of global society or they will be changed for PHILIPPINES 1/1M3 us Fossil fuel companies are among the most profitable and they are destroying the planet on the fast track enabled by lobbyists and politicians because it s economical and profitable for them to do so than to change what they are doing Do you want to give BP a dollar so you can drive a Suburban or do you want to deny BP that dollar or cut it back to20 cents and drive a hybrid These choices are ours to make and the only way the fossil fuel companies will hears is economically because they don t care about s ecologically Corporations whose primary objective are profits cannot be allowed to influence decisions about the PLANET Poor nations suffer because rich nations pollute When things get bad the poor nations will be the first to go Media commentators speak of compassion fatigue as if empathy and not fossil fuels was the finite resource We are living beyond our environmental budget and the bill is coming due It s hard to write a review of this book without discussion how you feel about the topic How you process the information This book is to some degree preaching to the choir Klein is radical and this book is no holds barred Right wing Americans aren t going to read this and suddenly say Oh wow I get it now My bad If we go down t going to read this and suddenly say Oh wow I get it now My bad If we go down lines only 50%ish of Americans believe climate change is something which needs to be addressed Unfortunately the other 50%ish control corporations and lobbyists Better planet one way or another results in lower profits Or a complete breakdown of certain industriesCheap goods from China Bad for the environment good for Wal Mart You could see why Wal Mart as an example would want to deny climate change You know whyFor Their Energy Look At
THE SKY IN CHINA IS BROWN SO WE CANsky in China is brown So we can cheap goods And guess what It s not entirely China s fault Every time we buy some tchotchke pan coffee mug electronic device made in China we are contributing to climate change We need to consume less and we need to consume thoughtfully Buy local do we really need asparagus which traveled 7500 miles Think about the corporations you support and where your goods are coming from Corporations are making deliberate decisions for profit which hasten climate change This is a book for people who want to nderstand the economics of climate change Who want to make educated buying decisions Saving the planet isn t just about biking to work one day a week it s thinking about where and how you spend your mone. Radicale transformation The Angel Intrudes (1918) ui pourrait nous mener àn monde meilleur plus juste et éuitable Tant par l'urgence du sujet traité Clarions Call ue par l'ampleur de la recherche effectuée Naomi Klein signe ici son livre sans doute le plus important à ce jo.