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READING & DISCUSSION — THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING: CAPITALISM VS. THE CLIMATE by Naomi Klein (Session #1: Globalization, Free Trade, and Climate Change)
January 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
The Camden Conference and the Auburn Public Library invite you to a book discussion series of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate” by Naomi Klein.
“Forget everything you think you know about global warming. The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon – it’s about capitalism. The convenient truth is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.” (excerpt from book cover)
This discussions will take place via Zoom in three sessions:
- January 19 – Session #1: Globalization, Free Trade, and Climate Change (read pp. 64-160 — 96 pages)
- February 2 – Session #2: Extractivism; Environmentalists & Corporations; Climate Fixes (read pp. 161-187; 191-229; 256-280 — 88 pages)
- February 16 – Session #3: Blockadia – Local Impact and Resistance (read pp. 293-336; 367-387 — 63 pages)
To register, please call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4. Books will be available on or after January 3. Thanks to funding provided by the Camden Conference, the copy of the book is yours to keep. Please provide an email address when registering so we can contact you to provide the Zoom link. Participants will be emailed the Zoom link for the discussions on the day of the first discussion (January 19); the link will be the same for all three sessions.