Naomi Klein : “we have this once in a century opportunity to get at the roots causes of all these crises”

FAIRFAX: In the conclusion of This Changes Everything you do say quite explicitly you see opportunities in addressing climate change to make up for economic injustice that was not addressed in past social movements.

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KLEIN: The argument is that I am making is that we are facing multiple, overlapping crises and they have their roots in the same system, the same logic.

We are facing an equality crisis and that inequality very sharply followed racial lines. We have an unemployment crisis. We have a really unstable economic system, that is getting more and more unstable and I think everybody is waiting for the next crash.

And the logic that has produced that, the reliance on short term profits above all else, no matter the cost, is the same logic that is producing the climate crisis.

So I am arguing that if we want to respond to the climate crisis in a way that actually that produces a more stable system, we have this once in a century opportunity to get at the roots causes of all these crises.

These issues are interconnected and if we don’t see those connections we are going to produce a much more unequal world in the face of the climate crisis.

Source : http://www.smh.com.au/environment/transcript-interview-with-naomi-klien-author-of-this-changes-everything-20150813-giyy76.html

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