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“Nearly everything we understand about global warming was understood in 1979,” writes novelist Nathaniel Rich. His masterful analysis of how the oil industry has known for decades about the existential danger created by its core product, and actively buried its findings, makes for sombre but necessary reading. Based on an article the novelist wrote for the New York Times, it lays bare the hypocrisy of industry-funded scientists and the opportunism of a political system which puts profit before human life.  

“It is always easier to deny reality” writes Naomi Klein, “than to allow our worldview to be shattered.” Yet as her powerful polemic demonstrates, denialism has become a potent, corrosive and lucrative industry. Interlacing social, economic, and environmental narratives, she exposes the stark reality of the fossil fuel agenda, confronts the deep-rooted myths of capitalism, and explores how a radical shift in humanity’s values and systems can lead to a fairer, more sustainable future.

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