I’m Naomi Klein, author of THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: Capitalism vs the Climate. Ask me anything!
I’m also the author of NO LOGO and THE SHOCK DOCTRINE. My new book THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is about why the climate crisis is the best opportunity we’ve ever had to rebuild our broken economies.
We’re also putting the finishing touches on a documentary inspired by the book, coming in 2015.
More broadly, I’m focussed in how to build to a massive counterpower to the corporate polluters -- one that fights as hard for meaningful change as polluters fight to protect business-as-usual. I don’t feed climate denier trolls so don’t even bother. I seem to annoy centrist liberals most of all.
A few things I write about in the book: * Why Richard Branson and Bill Gates aren’t going to save us from climate change * What geo-engineering is and why it is literally the worst idea in the world * What climate deniers understand about climate change that many progressives don’t * The rise of “Blockadia” -- kick-ass, place-based movements stopping fossil fuel projects in their tracks
Right now I’m at home in Toronto, where I’m back from touring the book in the U.S., Canada and U.K., and getting ready for the Netherlands and Belgium next week. I borrowed my 2 year old’s crayons to make the Reddit sign.
Proof it’s me: http://i.imgur.com/mUpnYvy.jpg
I’ll be taking your questions shortly. AMA!
**UPDATE: This has been so fun and the questions have been genius -- many much too profound for this format. What a fantastic community -- I'm so sorry I couldn't answer all the questions, but I promise to read all of them and will try to tweet out a few responses over the next couple of days: https://twitter.com/NaomiAKlein