Naomi Klein on the "mixed day" of COP 21 climate deal


Naomi Klein is a Canadian social activist and author and a director of climate activist group, whose 2014 book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate became her third major international bestseller. Klein has been in Paris throughout the two-week United Nations climate conference COP 21 which began on November 30th, and kept a regular video blog in English published on Mediapart, a project in partnership with US weekly magazine The Nation. In her final contribution (all six blogs are on this same page), she comments on the end of the summit on Saturday, “a mixed day” and an agreement Klein says “does not leave us safe”.

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Naomi Klein, 45, is one of the most internationally popular and influential critics of neoliberal globalization, notably since the publication in 2000 of her essay No Logo: Taking Aim at the Brand Bullies, translated into 28 languages. In 2007 she published The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, another international bestseller on how disasters, natural or manmade, are used to introduce otherwise unpopular freemarket policies. Her 2014 book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate argues that neoliberal capitalist policies and those to avert climate disaster are incompatible.