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Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 7:30-8:45pm
Climate change has a variety of negative effects on the economy, and according to award-winning journalist Naomi Klein, the time has come to shift the debate from climate to climate economics. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate analyzes the current fight against global warming, how "disaster capitalism" makes things worse, and why the "free market" structure needs to be dramatically altered. She'll give insight into how reducing greenhouse emissions could solve a variety of inequalities in society and rebuild local economies. According to Klein, climate change is "the fight of our lives" and it's up to us to change the direction the world is headed. The author of The Shock Doctrine, Klein is also a contributing editor for Harper's. Klein will be introduced by KC Golden, Senior Policy Advisor with Climate Solutions. Post-Event Discussion: Following the program, there will be a post-event discussion moderated by a representative of the Blue-Green Alliance, as part of Town Hall's Civic Roundtable Series. Stay for this 9 pm discussion to share thoughts on Ackerman's lecture and learn more about the work of the coalition of NGOs participating in the alliance co-presenting the program. Presented by: Town Hall, Washington State Labor Council, Blue-Green Alliance, and University Book Store, as part of the Civics series and Town Green sub series, sponsored by The Peach Foundation and Wyncote Foundation NW. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW. Tickets: $5. Tickets go on sale to the public on Thursday, August 7 at 12:00 p.m. Town Hall Member Benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales. Doors open: 6:30 p.m. Learn more: About the author. READ MORE: http://www.townhallseattle.org/naomi-klein-capitalism-vs-the-climate/