Climate change has a variety of negative effects on the economy, and according to award-winning journalist Naomi Klein, the time has come to shift the debate from climate to climate economics. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climateanalyzes the current fight against global warming, how “disaster capitalism” makes things worse, and why the “free market” structure needs to be dramatically altered. She’ll give insight into how reducing greenhouse emissions could solve a variety of inequalities in society and rebuild local economies. According to Klein, climate change is “the fight of our lives” and it’s up to us to change the direction the world is headed. The author of The Shock Doctrine, Klein is also a contributing editor forHarper’s. Klein will be introduced by KC Golden, Senior Policy Advisor with Climate Solutions.
Presented by: Town Hall and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series and Town Green sub series, sponsored by The Peach Foundation and Wyncote Foundation NW. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided byThe Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: $5. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m.
Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
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