Naomi Klein, the award-winning journalist and author of global best-sellers The Shock Doctrine and No Logo discusses her most provocative book yet, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate. – from the YouTube description
We’ve continued on the road of more and more emissions for 25 years since we were told by scientists that this was a perilous road. There WERE initially many less radical solutions legitimately on the table (as far as the science goes) at that time. But now, Naomi says, “The solutions have become ideologically heretical”. The economic system cannot continue to be left as is, unchecked, and undaunted by the scenarios that have now become glaringly (and seemingly sufficiently) obvious.
This should be scaring a lot more people than it is. When we see people laugh off the idea that “time is running out”, we get a glimpse of the mass denial that has been tragically and criminally thrust upon us by the forces of unchecked oligarchy; forces which care only about their continued dominance and wealth, to the detriment of everyone (including themselves).
This is a dire ECOTHEOLOGICAL crisis, and therefore a direct theological crisis, for if we irresponsibly push ourselves (or allow ourselves to be PULLED) down this road of climate degradation and upheaval, there will be no more theology for us to do. We will have abdicated our God-given responsibility and call to be stewards of life.