Climate Change In Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything

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Naomi Klein's novel, This Changes Everything highlights the most imperative actions that need to be taken towards climate change. Klein discusses that as a society we overlook the causes and the changes that need to happen to the systems that are making the crisis inevitable. She encourages formulating a mass movement for climate change that supports changes in the economic system. Klein’s main argument is that, most people think that climate change is a threat, “we have not done the things that are necessary to lower emissions because those things fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism” which is the “reigning ideology” of our time (p.18). The purpose of the book is that Klein is supplying society with a challenge: are we on the right path, are we doing the right things for ourselves and for the future, or is this the best we can be? Arguably her core message is one of social and environmental justice: “the solution to global warming is not to fix the world, but to fix ourselves” (p.279).
The book starts with an analysis of the problems we are facing: fossil fuel extractivism, inequality, unethical trade, and money. However, these problems are proposed with solutions such as; ideas of hope, of what individuals can do differently, and suggestions of radical social solutions and public
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These problems are proposed with solutions such as; ideas of hope, of what individuals can do differently, and suggestions of radical social solutions and public ownership of key services provided by the energy, transport and water sectors. Klein aims to address “the politics of human power” and can be read as another one of Klein’s excellent criticisms on capitalism and the unchecked power of the free market. I think that her point regarding this topic is strong enough to be established as a main reasoning behind her views in this
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