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The Bookshelf: Sept. 24, 2014

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights This Changes Everything.

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

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THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: Capitalism vs. the Climate

by Naomi Klein

The time for marginal fixes has expired, writes Klein. We will not be saved by toothless international agreements, spurious political bargains, outlandish geoengineering environmental groups in bed with corporations or magical thinking of any kind—and surely not by deregulating the capitalist system responsible for the crisis. ... Klein has no time for deniers of man-made global warming, but she credits right-wing ideologues with better understanding the high stakes, the vast scope of the changes necessary to meet the climate challenge. ... The author’s journalism won’t slow down the fossil fuel companies, but it surely holds out hope for activists looking to avert a disaster, for a widespread people’s movement that, if it happens, “changes everything.”

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