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Naomi Klein
(8 May 1970 - )

Canadian author, journalist and social activist who writes criticizing corporate and political behavior. Her books include This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (2014), and The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2008).

Science Quotes by Naomi Klein (6 quotes)

If enough of us stop looking away and decide that climate change is a crisis worthy of Marshall Plan levels of response, then it will become one.
— Naomi Klein
From This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (2014), 6.
Science quotes on:  |  Climate Change (56)  |  Crisis (13)  |  Decision (58)  |  Level (51)  |  Response (24)  |  Worthy (21)

It is our great collective misfortune that the scientific community made its decisive diagnosis of the climate threat at the precise moment when an elite minority was enjoying more unfettered political, cultural, and intellectual power than at any point since the 1920s.
— Naomi Klein
From This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (2014), 18.
Science quotes on:  |  Climate (38)  |  Collective (16)  |  Community (65)  |  Cultural (16)  |  Decisive (9)  |  Diagnosis (61)  |  Elite (5)  |  Intellectual (79)  |  Minority (16)  |  Misfortune (5)  |  Moment (61)  |  Political (31)  |  Power (273)  |  Precise (17)  |  Report (31)  |  Scientist (447)  |  Threat (24)

One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call “mismatch” or “mistiming.” This is the process whereby warming causes animals to fall out of step with a critical food source, particularly at breeding times, when a failure to find enough food can lead to rapid population losses.
— Naomi Klein
In 'The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External', The Nation (12 May 2014).
Science quotes on:  |  Animal (309)  |  Breeding (11)  |  Cause (231)  |  Climate Change (56)  |  Critical (34)  |  Ecology (55)  |  Failure (118)  |  Food (139)  |  Loss (62)  |  Population (71)  |  Process (201)  |  Rapid (17)  |  Source (71)  |  Step (67)  |  Warming (3)  |  Way (36)

Our problem is that the climate crisis hatched in our laps at a moment in history when political and social conditions were uniquely hostile to a problem of this nature and magnitude—that moment being the tail end of the go-go ’80s, the blastoff point for the crusade to spread deregulated capitalism around the world. Climate change is a collective problem demanding collective action the likes of which humanity has never actually accomplished. Yet it entered mainstream consciousness in the midst of an ideological war being waged on the very idea of the collective sphere.
— Naomi Klein
In 'The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External', The Nation (12 May 2014).
Science quotes on:  |  Accomplishment (57)  |  Action (151)  |  Actually (14)  |  Capitalism (7)  |  Change (291)  |  Climate Change (56)  |  Collective (16)  |  Condition (119)  |  Consciousness (71)  |  Crisis (13)  |  Crusade (4)  |  Demanding (2)  |  Deregulation (2)  |  History (302)  |  Hostile (4)  |  Humanity (104)  |  Idea (440)  |  Ideological (3)  |  Lap (4)  |  Magnitude (21)  |  Mainstream (3)  |  Nature (1029)  |  Political (31)  |  Problem (362)  |  Social (93)  |  Spreading (5)  |  War (144)  |  World (667)

We are looking to brands for poetry and for spirituality, because we’re not getting those things from our communities or from each other.
— Naomi Klein
Quoted in Kim Lim (ed.), 1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom: Words to Enrich, Inspire, and Guide Your Life (2014), 30
Science quotes on:  |  Brand (2)  |  Community (65)  |  Poetry (96)  |  Spirituality (8)

We have not done the things that are necessary to lower emissions because these things fundamentally conflict with deregulated capitalism… We are stuck because the actions that would give us the best chance of averting catastrophe–and would benefit the vast majority–are extremely threatening to an elite minority that has a stranglehold over our economy, our political process, and most of our major media outlets.
— Naomi Klein
From This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (2014), 18.
Science quotes on:  |  Action (151)  |  Benefit (54)  |  Best (129)  |  Capitalism (7)  |  Catastrophe (17)  |  Chance (122)  |  Climate Change (56)  |  Conflict (49)  |  Deregulation (2)  |  Economy (46)  |  Elite (5)  |  Emission (16)  |  Extremely (10)  |  Fundamental (122)  |  Lower (11)  |  Major (24)  |  Majority (32)  |  Medium (12)  |  Minority (16)  |  Necessary (89)  |  Outlet (3)  |  Political (31)  |  Process (201)  |  Stranglehold (2)  |  Stuck (5)  |  Vast (56)


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Carl Sagan Thumbnail In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion. (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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