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Sunday, November 8, 2015

This Changes Everything

"First, a disclaimer: If you don’t accept the scientific consensus that global climate change is a serious threat, you won’t like Naomi Klein’s “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.” In fact, you should probably steer clear of nonfiction books entirely. But I kid climate-change deniers. After all, this sharply argued book suggests, addressing climate change requires restructuring our whole consumer lifestyle – just as Fox News has been warning us. Deniers are “completely wrong about the science,” Ms. Klein writes, but “when it comes to the scope and depth of change required to avert catastrophe, they are right on the money.” By contrast, she writes, some who do recognize the threat of warming are, well, lukewarm about taking the action necessary to solve it. Ms. Klein argues that runaway capitalism got us into this crisis, and won’t get us out of it. “There is a direct relationship between breaking fossilized free market rules and making swift progress on climate change,” she writes."

                             Naomi Klein, wonder woman.

http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/books/2014/11/09/Book-review-Naomi-Klein-insists-a-global-economy-built-on-the-consumption-of-fossil-fuels-imperils-humanity/stories/201411090026


This Changes Everything (2015) 

Trailer: https://youtu.be/YQhflH4alO0

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we'll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana's Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Showing this week:
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania - Parkway Theater, November 13, 2015644 Broadway Ave, McKees Rocks, PA 15136

11/13 - 7:00pm
11/14 - 4:00pm
11/15 - 12:00pm
http://www.communityreelartscenter.org/parkway-theater-events.html

Apparently it is also at Pitt on Wednesday night, 7-9pm, details:

FIRST SHOWING OF "THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING":  
Wednesday, November 11th, 7 pm to 9 pm
William Pitt Student Union
3959 Fifth Ave Room 538
Sponsored by the Thomas Merton Center, Fossil Free Pitt Coalition, and AID Pitt/USAS Local 31.