Naomi Klein on the Case for a Green New Deal

About the Show

The climate crisis is accelerating faster than expected. In this episode of the Laura Flanders Show, author and activist Naomi Klein discusses her new book, On Fire, in which she argues that addressing the climate crisis requires more than simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Through a series of essays, Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal that tackles the causes and impacts of climate change while confronting racial and economic inequality. We cannot, she says, address one without the other.

This November, 11,000 scientists from 153 countries declared that “We’re reaching potentially irreversible climate tipping points—climate chain reactions that could cause significant disruptions to ecosystems, society, and economies…”


  • Naomi Klein is a Canadian author, activist, and filmmaker known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization and of capitalism. She is the Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture, and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University. Her most recent book is On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal.

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