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Presented By: Institute for the Humanities

"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate": An Evening with Naomi Klein

2015 Marc & Constance Jacobson Lecture

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Naomi Klein, journalist, filmmaker, and social activist will talk about her latest book "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate." The lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing. ASL interpretation will be provided.

About the book:

"In 'This Changes Everything' Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies. She exposes the ideological desperation of the climate-change deniers, the messianic delusions of the would-be geoengineers, and the tragic defeatism of too many mainstream green initiatives. And she demonstrates precisely why the market has not—and cannot—fix the climate crisis but will instead make things worse, with ever more extreme and ecologically damaging extraction methods, accompanied by rampant disaster capitalism."

This event is presented by the U-M Institute for the Humanities with additional support from the U-M Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Program in the Environment.

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