This Changes Everything

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate
This Changes Everything cover.jpg
Author Naomi Klein
Country United States
Language English
Subject Climate change, economics
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date
2014
Media type Hardcover
ISBN 978-1451697384
Preceded by The Shock Doctrine

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate is Naomi Klein's fourth book; it was published in 2014 by Simon & Schuster.[1] In it, Klein argues that the climate crisis cannot be addressed in the current era of neoliberal market fundamentalism, which encourages profligate consumption and has resulted in mega-mergers and trade agreements hostile to the health of the environment.[2]

The book debuted on the New York Times bestseller list at number five on 5 October 2014.[3]

A documentary based on the book, titled This Changes Everything, was directed by Avi Lewis and produced by Alfonso Cuaron, Danny Glover and Seth MacFarlane.[4]

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The book won the 2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction,[5] and was a shortlisted nominee for the 2015 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing.[6]

In The New York Times Book Review, Rob Nixon wrote that This Changes Everything was "the most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring."[2] It was also included on their list of 100 notable books for 2014.[7]

In Monthly Review, Professors John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark provided detailed counter-arguments in response to what they term are the "liberal critics" of the book. They also praised the book, writing:

Klein, who in No Logo ushered in a new generational critique of commodity culture, and who in The Shock Doctrine established herself as perhaps the most prominent North American critic of neoliberal disaster capitalism, signals that she has now, in William Morris's famous metaphor, crossed "the river of fire" to become a critic of capitalism. The reason is climate change, including the fact that we have waited too long to address it, and the reality that nothing short of an ecological revolution will now do the job.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "This Changes Everything". This Changes Everything. Penguin Books. Archived from the original on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Rob Nixon (6 November 2014). Naomi Klein’s ‘This Changes Everything’. The New York Times. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  3. ^ https://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2014-10-05/hardcover-nonfiction/list.html
  4. ^ "TIFF: Climate Crisis Doc 'This Changes Everything' Gets October Release". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Naomi Klein wins 2014 Hilary Weston Prize". CBC Books, 14 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Shaughnessy Cohen Prize finalists announced". The Globe and Mail, 27 January 2015.
  7. ^ 100 Notable Books of 2014. The New York Times, 2 December 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  8. ^ Crossing the River of Fire - The Liberal Attack on Naomi Klein and This Changes Everything, published in Monthly Review, 2015, volume 66, number 9 (February).

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