Award winning author and activist speaking in Kelowna

Naomi Klein is a bestselling author and filmmaker who will be speaking in Kelowna next month.
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KELOWNA – The controversial and award-winning author and filmmaker Naomi Klein will be speaking at the Kelowna Community Theatre in Kelowna next month about what she believes is behind the global warming phenomena.

Klein is the author of No Logo and screenwriter for The Take, a documentary about occupied factories in Argentina. She also wrote The Shock Doctrine, a bestselling analysis of neoliberal economics history.

Her latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate claims global warming is caused by capitalism, not carbon.

“In her most provocative talk yet, Klein tackles the most profound threat humanity has ever faced: the war our economic model is waging against life on earth,” says a media release promoting the upcoming lecture on Feb. 18.

Both the book and the talk will argue society’s addiction to profit and growth is the biggest threat to the environment, as evidenced by an increase in fires, floods, storms and droughts.

The talk is part of the UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School’s Distinguished Speaker series and starts at 7 p.m.

The free event is open to the public, however registration is required.

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