Can social movements ‘save’ us?

img-bookI am looking forward to reading Naomi Klein’s latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, which links climate change to the economic system. There is also a film to follow. This is an issue that has not been addressed adequately, and it looks as though she has written a thoughtful, succinct book. Can social movements save us, though? Are we already past the point of no return? I would argue that social movements from civil rights to gender equality are still as relevant as ever, and are one of the only ways to affect change. I am adding this book to my to-be-read pile.

“This is the best book about climate change in a very long time— reminding us just how much the powers-that-be depend on the power of coal, gas and oil. And that in turn should give us hope, because it means the fight for a just world is the same as the fight for a liveable one.”

— Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and co-founder of

“An enormous, complex, compelling and, by turns, distressing and rallying analysis of the dysfunctional symbiotic relationships between free-market capitalism, the fossil fuel industry and global warming”

— Booklist Review

Sorry, Naomi Klein, social movements are not enough to save us |

The film trailer:

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