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Naomi Klein discusses ‘This Changes Everything’


A video by award-winning journalist, author and filmmaker, Naomi Klein, at the Cambridge Forum about her book titled, ‘This Changes Everything’. In this video, Naomi Klein summarizes her book and explains why she thinks that capitalism is the real cause for climate change.

Students will learn how capitalism, specifically the ‘free-market’ ideology, has ultimately led to the current climate crisis. They will further learn, through examples and case studies, about the benefactors of the market-economy, current power structures and how they impact the political economy. They will also learn about the challenges faced to restructure the global economy and current political systems.


Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is capitalism?
  2. How have capitalistic policies caused climate change?
  3. What economic reforms can transform market practices?
About Tool
Tool Name Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything – Capitalism vs. The Climate
Discipline Economics, Social Sciences 
Topic(s) in Discipline Climate Change Economics, Capitalism, Economic Policy, Tragedy of Commons, Market Failure, Free Market Economy, Invisible Hand, Green Economy, Economic Policies, Economic Mergers, Atmospheric Commons
Climate Topic Policy, Politics and Environmental Governance, Climate Economics, Climate and Society 
Type of tool Video (73 mins)
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global, USA
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Naomi Klein at the Cambridge Forum, recorded by GBH Forum Network  
Hosted at YouTube
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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