Climate change denial is often decried for its destructiveness. But energy depletion dismissal – and by Naomi Klein of all people – could have consequences just as bad.
Although the title is ‘This Changes Everything’, you are left with the sense that very little is actually changing for the better at all.
A transition to renewable energy is often given a significance that goes well beyond its immediate impact: it would somehow make our exploitative relationship to Nature more environmentally sound, our relationship to each other more socially equitable.
We speak to the duo behind the new film, "This Changes Everything," which re-imagines the vast challenge of climate change.
‘People are ready for a deeper, much more systemic critique and much more grassroots, radical solutions,’ says film’s director Avi Lewis.
This is the vicious circle of capitalism, which is speeding up the destruction of the commons, driven by a world economy based on consumption and growth.
We are all striving to create communities that create more life, rather than destroy it.
A conversation with Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything, and Matt Rothschild, editor of The Progressive.