I like Klein's writing. I have an SUV but it is a Subaru Forester now
in it's 16th year and running strong. It is certainly more fuel
efficient than many of the SUVs and pickups people seem to buy in droves
(for perceived safety I guess). I would have replaced it with an even
more fuel efficient hybrid but the banksters made sure I couldn't.
OTOH, I don't need to drive that much as so many things are close.
Buckminster Fuller said energy problems could easily be solved but the
establishment would never allow it. And he said that over 50 years ago.
On 11/08/2014 03:27 PM, waybac...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
An important new book just came out about capitalism and climate
change: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, by Naomi
Klein. But the converted, anti SUV folks are probably the only ones
who will read it. The review in today's NY Times called it the most
important environmental book since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. (I
gave a book report on Silent Spring in high school, so it made an
impression). I will have to pop an antidepressant before reading
Klein's book, which I intend to do as soon as the library gets it. I
think the gist is that capitalism as we know it cannot continue if we
intend to deal with climate change.