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Climate change has a variety of negative effects on the economy, and according to award-winning journalist Naomi Klein, the time has come to shift the debate from climate to climate economics. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate analyzes the current fight against global warming, how “disaster capitalism” makes things worse, and why the “free market” structure needs to be dramatically altered. She’ll give insight into how reducing greenhouse emissions could solve a variety of inequalities in society and rebuild local economies. According to Klein, climate change is “the fight of our lives” and it’s up to us to change the direction the world is headed. The author of The Shock Doctrine, Klein is also a contributing editor for Harper’s. Klein will be introduced by KC Golden, Senior Policy Advisor with Climate Solutions.
Presented by: Town Hall, Blue-Green Alliance, WA State Labor Council AFL-CIO, Sierra Club, Climate Solutions, Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action, Grist, WA Fair Trade Coalition, Puget Sound Sage, and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series and Town Green sub series, sponsored by The Peach Foundation and Wyncote Foundation NW. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.