This Changes Everything - Conclusion Summary & Analysis

Naomi Klein
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Klein reports that at the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco in 2012, University of California professor Brad Werner laid out an advanced computer model showing how the Earth is basically “screwed” because of the climate change it faces. There was one element of his model that held a glimmer of hope: the broad establishment of resistance movements by people who have adapted beliefs that do not fit into the capitalist structure. Klein writes that massive protests and blockades by Indigenous peoples, workers and activists could slow down the economic machine. The general public has become more educated and knows where fossil-fuel activities will lead. She adds that activists recognize that they have to address the economics of environmentalism.

According to Klein, progress has been made by Blockadia and other groups in organizing and mobilizing local communities, driving interest in the...

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