Naomi Klein Quotes.

1. "people with strong egalitarian and communitarian worldviews (marked by an inclination toward collective action and social justice, concern about inequality, and suspicion of corporate power) overwhelmingly accept the scientific consensus on climate change. Conversely, those with strong hierarchical and individualistic worldviews (marked by opposition to government assistance for the poor and minorities, strong support for industry, and a belief that we all pretty much get what we deserve) overwhelmingly reject the scientific consensus."
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

2. "Populations of songbirds like the pied flycatcher, meanwhile, are collapsing in some parts of Europe because the caterpillars that parents depend upon to feed their young are hatching too early."
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

3. "there is a direct and compelling relationship between the dominance of the values that are intimately tied to triumphant capitalism and the presence of anti-environment views and behaviors."
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

4. "global warming poses a clear and present danger to civilization.21"
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

5. "global capitalism has made the depletion of resources so rapid, convenient, and barrier-free that earth-human systems are becoming dangerously unstable in response."
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

6. "According to a 2012 study, modern fracking events (as they are called) use an average of five million gallons of water - 70 to 300 times the amount of fluid used in traditional fracking. Once used, much of this water is radioactive and toxic. In 2012, the industry created 280 billion gallons of such wastewater in the U.S. alone - enough to flood all of Washington DC beneath a 22ft deep toxic lagoon, as The Guardian noted. In other words, extreme energy demands that we destroy a whole lot of the essential substance we need to survive - water - just to keep extracting more of the very substances threatening our survival and that we can power our lives without."
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

7. "Rather than pretending that we can solve the climate crisis without rocking the economic boat, Anderson and Bows-Larkin argue, the time has come to tell the truth, to liberate the science from the economics, finance and astrology, stand by the conclusions however uncomfortable . . . we need to have the audacity to think differently and conceive of alternative futures.53"
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

8. "The Yasuní plan was based on the premise that Ecuador, like all developing countries, is owed a debt for the inherent injustice of climate change—the fact that wealthy countries had used up most of the atmospheric capacity for safely absorbing CO2 before developing countries had a chance to industrialize. And since the entire world would reap the benefits of keeping that carbon in the ground (since it would help stabilize the global climate), it is unfair to expect Ecuador, as a poor country whose people had contributed little to the climate crisis, to shoulder the economic burden for giving up those potential petro dollars. Instead, that burden should be shared between Ecuador and the highly industrialized countries most responsible for the buildup of atmospheric carbon. This is not charity, in other words: if wealthy countries do not want poorer ones to pull themselves out of poverty in the same dirty way that we did, the onus is on Northern governments to help foot the bill."
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

9. "if enough of us stop looking away and decide that climate change is a crisis worthy of Marshall Plan levels of response, then it will become one, and the political class will have to respond, both by making resources available and by bending the free market rules that have proven so pliable when elite interests are in peril."
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

10. "Nonetheless, that order has now been destabilized, which means that the rest of us are going to have to quickly figure out how to turn managed degrowth into something that looks a lot less like the Great Depression and a lot more like what some innovative economic thinkers have taken to calling The Great Transition.56"
- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

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