Nikita Gale, SOME WEATHER (Heat), 2021
What are you reading at the moment?
Currently reading Ted Chiang’s Exhalation
Darby English’s How to See a Work of Art in Total Darkness
Kara Walker’s A Black Hole is Everything a Star Longs to Be
Silvia Benedetto’s Atmosphere Anatomies
Daphne Brooks Liner Notes for the Revolution
Maureen Mahon Black Diamond Queens
And there is always a Tomas Tranströmmer book floating around near my bed
"This Changes Everything", by Naomi Klein, 2014
Forget everything you think you know about global warming. It's not about carbon - it's about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this existential crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better.
In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein, author of the global bestsellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo, tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth.
Klein exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate.
You have been told the market will save us, when in fact the addiction to profit and growth is digging us in deeper every day. You have been told it's impossible to get off fossil fuels when in fact we know exactly how to do it - it just requires breaking every rule in the "free-market" playbook: reining in corporate power, rebuilding local economies and reclaiming our democracies.
You have also been told that humanity is too greedy and selfish to rise to this challenge. In fact, all around the world, the fight back for the next economy is already succeeding in ways both surprising and inspiring.
Climate change, Klein argues, is a civilizational wake-up call, a powerful message delivered in the language of fires, floods, storms, and droughts. Confronting it is no longer about changing the light bulbs. It's about changing the world - before the world changes so drastically that no one is safe.
Either we leap - or we sink.