Capitalism Versus the Climate?

Naomi Klein, Journalist and Author, Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow, The Nation Institute

Capitalism Versus the Climate? by ChicagoCouncil

Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war, according to Naomi Klein. What the climate needs to avoid collapse, she argues, is a contraction in humanity’s use of resources—but what our economic model demands to avoid collapse, is unfettered expansion. Nevertheless, Klein suggests the climate crisis should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift—a civilizational wakeup call which has the potential to radically change society for the better. Is it possible for the free market to coexist with nature? What can we do to avert an environmental disaster? Join The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Naomi Klein for an examination of her arguments on capitalism versus the climate.

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5:30 p.m. 

6:00 p.m. 
Presentation and audience Q&A

7:15 p.m. 
Adjournment and book signing 

Additional Information

Naomi Klein’s latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, will be available for purchase and signing after the program.
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