2014 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust  Prize for Nonfiction Winner

This Changes Everything


Naomi Klein
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Knopf Canada



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Jury Citation

Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything is a ground-breaking work on how climate change changes everything. Written with an elegant blend of science, statistics, field reports and personal insight, it does not paralyze but buoys the reader. The book’s exploration of climate change from the perspective of how capitalism functions produces fresh insights and its examination of the interconnectedness between our relationship with nature and the creation of better, fairer societies presents a radical proposal. Klein’s urgency and outrage is balanced by meticulous documentation and passionate argument. Heart and mind go hand in hand in this magisterial response to a present crisis.

About the Book

Despite mounting scientific evidence, climate change denialism is surging in many wealthy countries, and extreme fossil-fuel extraction gathers pace. Exposing the work of ideologues on the right who know the challenge this poses to the free market all too well, Naomi Klein also challenges the failing strategies of environmental groups. She argues that the deep changes required should not be viewed as punishments to fear, but as a kind of gift. It's time to stop running from the full implications of the crisis and begin to embrace them. Klein advocates that the climate crisis can become a catalyst of great and positive social transformation.

About the Author

Naomi Klein is a journalist and social activist. Her first book, No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, was translated into more than 25 languages and was hailed by The New York Times as “a movement bible.” Her most recent book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, was also published worldwide. She is a contributing editor for Harper’s, a reporter for Rolling Stone, and writes a regular column for The Nation and The Guardian. Klein is a member of the board of directors for 350.org, an organization building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. She lives in Toronto.

 


  
 
 

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