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Naomi Klein

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This Changes Everything Overview

Climate action and capitalism are adversaries in the climate change debate. Climate change is a reality according to 97% of climate scientists. However, there is an influential group of conservative opinion makers, many of them found in right-wing think tanks and Republican politicians, who are deniers. While some may concede that the earth is warming, they do not blame human activity. It is their belief that climate warming is cyclic and naturally occurring. Conservatives and Republicans are defenders of the fossil-fuel industry who drill and mine their way to high profits. Conservative foundations and Republican politicians rely on huge donations from the fossil-fuel industry. Conservatives defend capitalism and market fundamentalism and will not entertain any other kind of economy. The present economy, based on capitalism, cannot meet the challenge of climate change and must be revolutionized in order to adequately address the climate crisis.

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