Monday, January 17, 2011

Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk

Days before this talk, journalist Naomi Klein was on a boat in the Gulf of Mexico, looking at the catastrophic results of BP's risky pursuit of oil. Our societies have become addicted to extreme risk in finding new energy, new financial instruments and more ... and too often, we're left to clean up a mess afterward. Klein's question: What's the backup plan?

1 comment:

  1. nice video, thanks for posting this up! I really like her concluding remarks - that a big part of solving the climate change issue is to get new stories about our place in the world. We have to question these old ideas about controlling nature and constantly 'improving' our situation if we're ever to get over this.