Sixth of a series.
Naomi Klein (who wrote the book Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism), reports from the Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Association in San Francisco sounding much like “doomer” Guy McPherson.
” . . . it makes the ditching of that cruel system [capitalism] in favour of something new (and perhaps, with lots of work, better) no longer a matter of mere ideological preference but rather one of species-wide existential necessity.”
“We probably shouldn’t be surprised that some climate scientists are a little spooked by the radical implications of even their own research. Most of them were just quietly doing their work measuring ice cores, running global climate models and studying ocean acidification, only to discover, as the Australian climate expert and author Clive Hamilton puts it, that they “were unwittingly destabilising the political and social order”.