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POSTPONED — Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein - This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Due to a scheduling conflict, this lecture has been canceled. We are working on scheduling a new date for Klein to visit, possibly during the 2017-18 academic year. We will update our website once that date has been confirmed.

April 6, 7:30 pm 

Kane Hall, room 130

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Rethinking Prosperity is pleased to present this event that is part of the UW Graduate School public lecture series. 

 

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

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 talk yet, Naomi Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.

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. 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.

About Naomi Klein

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the New York Times and #1 international bestseller, “The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.” Her critically acclaimed new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate,” is the 2014 winner of the prestigious Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction.

Sponsoring Departments:

UW Graduate School, UW Alumni Association, Department of Communication, Department of Global Health, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Information School, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Department of Political Science, College of Education
Integrated Social Sciences

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