Capitalism vs. the Climate by Naomi Klein - quotes

Naomi Klein
Image via Wikipedia
Petit coup de projecteur sur un article paru dans The Nation.
Il est écrit par Naomi Klein et s'intitule "Capitalism vs. the climate".

Il faut 15 pages... Naomi est un peu bavarde !

Quelques quotes importantes de l'article :

"The abundance of scientific research showing we have pushed nature beyond its limits does not just demand green products and market-based solutions; it demands a new civilizational paradigm, one grounded not in dominance over nature but in respect for natural cycles of renewal—and acutely sensitive to natural limits, including the limits of human intelligence."

"Climate change isn’t “the issue.” In fact, it isn’t an issue at all. Climate change is a message, one that is telling us that many of our culture’s most cherished ideas are no longer viable. These are profoundly challenging revelations for all of us raised on Enlightenment ideals of progress, unaccustomed to having our ambitions confined by natural boundaries."

"Real climate solutions are ones that steer these interventions to systematically disperse and devolve power and control to the community level, whether through community-controlled renewable energy, local organic agriculture or transit systems genuinely accountable to their users."

"In addition to reversing the thirty-year privatization trend, a serious response to the climate threat involves recovering an art that has been relentlessly vilified during these decades of market fundamentalism: planning. Lots and lots of planning. "

"Industrialized countries had stabilized, that was partly because international trade had allowed these countries to move their dirty production to places like China."

"Responding to climate change requires that we break every rule in the free-market playbook and that we do so with great urgency. We will need to rebuild the public sphere, reverse privatizations, relocalize large parts of economies, scale back overconsumption, bring back long-term planning, heavily regulate and tax corporations, maybe even nationalize some of them, cut military spending and recognize our debts to the global South."

Enhanced by Zemanta

Popular posts from this blog

La finance islamique, modèle de bon sens à suivre ?

Linchpin de Seth Godin : Le résumé en 20 points d'un livre à lire impérativement (1/2)

Tipadvisor: from pretty useless rating to useful tagging and filtering