The author introduces us to a very important new book by the well-known Canadian activist entitled 'This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate'. In it Klein develops a thesis that she recently expressed so well to a union audience:
The case I want to make to you is that climate change—when its full economic and moral implications are understood—is the most powerful weapon progressives have ever had in the fight for equality and social justice.
But first, we have to stop running away from the climate crisis, stop leaving it to the environmentalist, and look at it. Let ourselves absorb the fact that the industrial revolution that led to our society’s prosperity is now destabilizing the natural systems on which all of life depends.
Climate change...[is] not an 'issue' for you to add to the list of things to worry about it. It is a civilizational wake up call.In a video trailer introducing the new book, Klein quotes a scientist delivering a talk to a meeting of the Geophysics Union entitled "Is the Earth Fucked?":