This Changes Everything

Jan 26, 2016 | written by:

Do you know that only 20% of the global population is responsible for more than 70% of the emissions that are polluting our planet? And who suffers the most is the other 80%?

The award-winning journalist of the New York Times Naomi Klein tells about this in her latest bestseller This Changes Everything, also became a documentary film awarded with the People's Choice Official Selection at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. For six years, Naomi has traveled around the world, noting the serious air pollution, produced by an economy increasingly at risk. During her travels she has seen the global warming through the eyes of those who are determined to fight on the front lines, or through those amazed of a Chinese child who has never seen a blue sky or the stars. So she wrote an intelligently alarming book to raise awareness about climate change with stories that start from the forest of Alberta in Canada, in which a young woman tries to access to a military base to test the disaster going on the lands of her ancestors, through Montana where the Northern Cheyenne tribe is fighting to stop the extraction of fossil fuels.

But above all, Naomi started with a question at the same time original and unsettling: "And if global warming was our last chance?" That is: if global warming is not just an emergency? If it was instead an opportunity to build a better world? Naomi lets the answer to each of us, but the choice is between changing or being changed, giving a strong warning to all that we have not yet done so, including, her strongest advice, changing the pattern of growth and the ideology of the free market, eliminating inequalities and making all responsible for the environment.

 

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