Klimaretterin Naomi Klein: Drohende Klimakatastrophe zwingt uns zur Abschaffung der freien Marktwirtschaft

Nieder mit der freien Marktwirtschaft, rein in eine bessere Welt der Ökodiktatur. Eine neue Klimabibel des Kampf-Environmentalismus hat im September 2014 das Licht der Welt erblickt. Das Buch ‘This Changes Everything’ von Naomi Klein haut in die Bresche Capitalism-or-Gaia, tertium non datur. Es ist geladen mit Floskeln (.. we need a Marshall Plan for the Earth .. etc.) und Faktenpanscherei (.. it is entirely possible to rapidly switch our energy systems to 100% renewables ..).

Auszug aus der Beschreibung auf Amazon: (Fettsetzung ergänzt):

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems. In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical changes will be visited upon our physical world. The status quo is no longer an option. In This Changes Everything Naomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies.

Ein radikales Buch, dass Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber bestens gefallen wird. Eine Buchbesprechung gibt es auf reason.com:

Naomi Klein keeps coming up with fresh new ideas about how to spark an elusive mass social movement against capitalism and corporations. [...] Now comes Klein’s newest screed, This Changes Everything. “Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war,” she asserts. Climate science, Klein claims, has given progressives “the most powerful argument against unfettered capitalism” ever. If the stresses of globalization and a massive financial crisis cannot mobilize the masses, then the prospect of catastrophic climate change must. [...] she breezily cites a 2009 Energy Policy paper by … Jacobson and Delucchi [who] think we can replace all coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear power by 2030 with wind, solar, and hydropower while fueling a fleet of electric cars. How? By deploying 3.8 million 5-megawatt wind turbines, 5,350 100-megawatt geothermal plants, 500,000 1-megawatt tidal turbines, 720,000 0.75-megawatt wave power generators, 1.7 billion 3-kilowatt rooftop solar panels, 40,000 300-megawatt solar panel farms, and 49,000 300-megawatt concentrated solar power plants. Sound easy? Well, if the world were to begin deploying these renewable energy technologies next year that would mean erecting approximately 250,000 wind turbines each year for the next 15 years. As of the end of 2012, there were a total of 225,000 wind turbines operating around the world. [& further Absurdistan-arithmetic follows] [...] Canonical Marxism predicted that capitalism would collapse under the weight of its class “contradictions,” in which the bourgeoisie profit from the proletariat’s labor until we reach a social breaking point. In Klein’s progressive update, capitalism will collapse because the pollution produced by its heedless overconsumption will build to an ecological breaking point. “Only mass social movements can save us now,” she declares. Klein acidly dismisses reliance on science, technology, and markets to address the problems of climate change as embodying the attitude that “We will triumph in the end because triumphing is what we do.” Well, yes. And that’s a much better bet than imagining the laws of nature mandate a post-capitalist utopia.

Ganze Besprechung auf reason.com lesen.


In früheren Zeiten durfte nur der Hofnarr die Wahrheit sagen, alle anderen wurden von der herrschenden Klasse bestraft. Auch heute muss man seine Kritik am besten in Humor verpacken, damit man gehört wird. Der US-amerikanische Standup Komödiant Michael Loftus hat in einem kürzlichen Auftritt die Gründe für den Klimaalarmismus beleuchtet. Bei der grünen Revolution gibt es Gewinner, die ihr Geschäftsmodell mit Katastrophenwarnungen zu sichern versuchen. Ein moderner Ablasshandel findet statt, sagt er. Den mutigen Aufritt kann man auf Youtube anschauen: