This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein available soon at the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!
London: Allen Lane, 2014, Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: 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.
In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.
Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate.
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 civilisational 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.
Once a decade, Naomi Klein writes a book that redefines its era. No Logo did so for globalization. The Shock Doctrine changed the way we think about austerity. This Changes Everything is about to upend the debate about the stormy era already upon us.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
White boards with Black titling to the Spine. [X] 566 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I woo you with the cream of my crop hither or maybe further, handpicked, books in my Ecology catalogue?