Naomi Klein
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    Naomi Klein is a Puffin Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute. She is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000).

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Featured Work
  • The Change Within
  • The obstacles we face are not just external. Confronting the climate crisis not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.

  • Capitalism vs. the Climate
  • Denialists are dead wrong about the science. But they understand something the left still doesn’t get about the revolutionary meaning of climate change.

  • The Search for BP's Oil
  • As the gulf is declared "safe," scientists look deep in the sea for evidence of lasting damage from the devastating BP oil spill.

  • Gulf Oil Spill: a Hole in the World
  • The Deepwater Horizon disaster is not just an industrial accident — it is a violent wound inflicted on the Earth itself, laying bare the hubris at the heart of capitalism.

  • A New Climate Movement in Bolivia
  • The process underway in Bolivia shows us the way forward not only for tackling climate change but for the democratic process too.

  • For Obama, No Opportunity Too Big To Blow
  • Contrary to countless reports, the debacle in Copenhagen was not everyone's fault. It did not happen because human beings are incapable of agreeing, or are inherently self-destructive. Nor was it all was China's fault, or the fault of the hapless UN...

  • Ambassador Lumumba, What Do You Really Think?
  • On Wednesday in Copenhagen, I interviewed Lumumba Stanislaus Di-Aping, the chief negotiator for the G77, the largest developing country bloc represented at the climate summit in Copenhagen. Over the course of the negotiations, Ambassador Lumumba has gained a reputation for candor...

  • Climate Structural Adjustment: We’ll Save Your Life on Our Terms
  • It's the second to last day of the climate conference and I have the worst case of laryngitis of my life. I open my mouth and nothing comes out. It's frustrating because I was just at Hillary Clinton's press conference and desperately wanted to ask her a question...

  • Memo to Danes: Even You Cannot Control This Summit
  • On Saturday night, after a week of living off of conference center snack bars, a group of us were invited to a delicious home-cooked meal with a real live Danish family. After spending the evening gawking at their stylish furnishings, a few of us had a question...

  • Fight Climate Change, Not Wars
  • In the U.S. plenty of bloggers have pointed to the irony of Barack Obama collecting the Peace Prize while he launches a major escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Here in Copenhagen, the Nobel carries a special set of ironies...

  • Copenhagen: Where Africa Took on Obama
  • The highlight of my first day at COP15 was a conversation with the extraordinary Nigerian poet and activist Nnimmo Bassey, chair of Friends of the Earth International. We talked about the fact that some of the toughest activists here still pull their punches when it comes to Obama...

  • James Baker's Double Life
  • Bush's Special Presidential Envoy to Iraq, James Baker, has a classic conflict of interest: to reduce — and to maximize — the country's debt burden.