Journalist and author Naomi Klein takes a magnifying glass to what she calls “societal recklessness” – that is, increasing cultural tendency to gamble what is both precious and irretrievable – the environment and human health, for instance – without considering or preparing for a potential loss. Klein draws examples from sectors as diverse as finance, oil and politics and asserts a need for immediate action. getAbstract recommends her multifaceted, cerebral lecture to corporate leaders, investors and anyone interested in the potential outcomes of global warming.
About the Speaker
Naomi Klein wrote The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. She is a columnist for The Nation and The Guardian.