Books

 Naomi Klein This Changes Everything

Klein, Naomi (2014): This Changes Everything. Capitalism vs. the Climate, New York, Simon & Schuster.

The tiny Pacific island  Nauru is today trapped in a nightmare: The country is degraded  by unsustainable phosphate mining and the state is searching for an economical lifeline. On the same time, the island’s future is threatened by sea level rise. In her new book “This Changes Everything. Capitalism vs. the Climate” the author Naomi Klein chose Nauru as an example for an area sacrificed to our mentality of carelessness.

 

Jared Diamond: Collapse

Diamond, Jared (2005) Collapse. How societies choose to fail or to succeed, New York, Penguin Books.

About 400 year ago a complete deforestation on Easter Island lead to a collapse of the Easter society. Jared Diamond described in its bestseller ’Collapse’ the reasons for this ‘ecoside’. The author pursues the question why some societies collapsed and others didn’t. 

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