Naomi Klein is the Presidential speaker in our 2016 Series "Architects of the Future." Klein is a renowned environmental activist and the author of "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate," one of The New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014. In the book she argues that global capitalism and climate change are bound together and we require radical solutions to our economic system to address the climate crisis. In 2015, the book was adapted into a documentary.
Klein will speaking at Hopkins this Tuesday, February 23rd at 6PM in Shriver Hall. Catch up on some of her interviews, features, and the debate surrounding capitalism and climate and change before coming to join us.
THe New York Times Sunday Book Review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
Film: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING (2015)
The companion feature-length documentary to Klein's bestseller, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING explores environmental activists worldwide who are fighting to make progress in the climate crisis.
United Nations Climate Change Conference (cop 21): Klein Blogs live from PariS
Klein was present at the UN Climate Change Conference 2015 held in Paris. But she says the agreements reached at COP 21, while a step in the right direction, are not nearly enough in magnitude in effectively addressing the climate crisis.
Salon Interview: "There are no non-radical options left before us"
In her interview with Salon, Klein argues that gradualism is no longer a viable answer to the climate crisis. She also points out the importance of merging coalitions on the issues of racial and gender equality and poverty, forming the base for a climate justice movement that "can win."
Critique of Naomi Klein: "Can Climate Change Cure Capitalism?"
In her more critical review of This Changes Everything, Kolbert argues that Klein's argument that the climate justice movement has the potential to capture the attention of the masses is far-fetched.