Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, author, and syndicated columnist. Her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate (Simon & Schuster, 2014), has just been published. Her previous books include the international best-sellers,  The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism and No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies.   To read all her writing visit www.naomiklein.org. Follow her on Twitter: @NaomiAKlein.

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Monday, December 15, 2014 - 2:45pm
Why #BlackLivesMatter Should Transform the Climate Debate
As the annual United Nations climate summit wrapped up in Lima, Peru, and on its penultimate day over the weekend, something historic happened. No, not the empty promises from powerful governments to finally get serious about climate action—starting in 2020 or 2030 or any time other than right now...
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 9:45am
The Ethics of Climate Hope
Note (Updated, see below): This letter will be published in the next issue of the New York Review of Books , along with a response by Kolbert. The letter I submitted is followed here by a short additional note and update, addressing Kolbert’s reply. To the Editors: According to Elizabeth Kolbert’s...
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
4 Reasons Keystone Really Matters
It doesn’t matter. Ever since the debate over the Keystone XL pipeline exploded three and half years ago, that’s been the argument from the project’s liberal supporters. Sure, the oil that Keystone would carry from the Alberta tar sands is three to four times more greenhouse-gas-intensive than...
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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 2:00pm
Some Very Initial Thoughts on the US-China Deal
Good Timing Timing isn’t everything but it sure helps. After the mid-term elections, the mood in climate circles was getting pretty grim. We faced the prospect of a Republican-dominated House and Senate overturning emission controls, ramming through Keystone XL and elevating a climate denier (James...
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Friday, October 3, 2014 - 12:15pm
Yep, the Strawmen Do Keep Coming
Recently, people have been telling me that capitalists are investing lots of money in renewable energy, or that some companies have decided to reduce their environmental impact out of self-interest. Thanks for the info, guys. But again, I thought it might be useful to point these people to my book...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 7:45am
The People’s Climate March: Meet the Next Movement of Movements
The most important climate gathering next week will not be happening at the UN, but in the streets: thousands upon thousands of us will be sounding the climate alarm, literally, at the historic People’s Climate March on September 21 . While the decision was made not to have speeches during the...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:45pm
Whether We Engage or Do Nothing... This Changes Everything
The following is an excerpt taken from the introduction of Naomi Klein's newly published book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate , and appears at Common Dreams with permission from the book's publisher Simon & Shuster. All rights reserved. “Most projections of climate change...
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"If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves," says author and activist, "then it is within our power to change those ideas." (Image, via The Nation) Views
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 8:00am
The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External
One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call “mismatch” or “mistiming.” This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out of step with a critical food source, particularly at breeding times, when a failure to find enough...
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Fracking Fields in Odessa, Texas. (File / plus overlay) Views
Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 3:45pm
Why US Fracking Companies Are Licking Their Lips Over Ukraine
The way to beat Vladimir Putin is to flood the European market with fracked-in-the-USA natural gas, or so the industry would have us believe. As part of escalating anti-Russian hysteria, two bills have been introduced into the US Congress – one in the House of Representatives ( H.R. 6 ), one in the...
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Waste land: large-scale irrigation strips nutrients from the soil, scars the landscape and could alter climactic conditions beyond repair. Image: Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto/ Flowers, London, Pivot Irrigation #11 High Plains, Texas Panhandle, USA (2011) Views
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - 10:30am
How Science Is Telling Us All To Revolt
In December 2012, a pink-haired complex systems researcher named Brad Werner made his way through the throng of 24,000 earth and space scientists at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, held annually in San Francisco. This year’s conference had some big-name participants, from Ed...
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