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.
In this summary, you will learn
- What factors contribute to society’s recklessness,
- How cultural narratives reinforce behaviors that endanger the environment and precious resources, and
- Why understanding collective attitudes about risk is critical.
About the Speaker
Naomi Klein wrote The Shock Doctrine and No Logo. She is a columnist for The Nation and The Guardian.