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WINNER 2014 – Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Non-Fiction

Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon—it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed 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. We have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. We have been told it’s 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. We 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 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. It’s 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.

Politics & Current Events
September 16
Knopf Canada
Penguin Random House Canada

Customer Reviews

pelau king ,

Hopeful and inspiring

I appreciate the vast amount of research and scholarship that went into producing this work. The endnotes are an amazing source of links to other positive thinkers and activists doing the work to save our world.

Seebrown ,

This Changes Everything

This should be a "must read" for every thinking Canadian. The wealth of information is amazing, and overwhelming at times. But the right amount is given to each topic and with the amazing end-notes my brain was drawn to read on into the works cited. Thank you for the trip.
Jim Ferris, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada.

Rick665544 ,

Don't bother

Full of eco-alarmist fallacies and confused left wing economic beliefs. Typical Klein drivel.

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