Naomi Klein Paints the Full Picture

Naomi Klein Paints the Full Picture

Naomi Klein, Canadian author, social activist and filmmaker, was in London recently to give the Edward W Said Lecture under the auspices of the London Review of Books.

"...the Climate movement is not listening enough to the people directly affected by climate change.."
“…the Climate movement is not listening enough to the people directly affected by climate change..”

In her lecture, entitled, ‘Let Them Drown: the violence of othering in a warming world’, Ms Klein examined how Said’s ideas of racial hierarchy, including Orientalism, have been the silent partners to climate change since the earliest days of the steam engine, continuing to present day decisions to let entire nations drown and others warm to lethal levels.

The lecture looked at how Said’s bold universalist vision might form the basis for a response to climate change grounded in radical inclusion, belonging and restorative justice.

Below is Naomi Klein’s Edward Said lecture in full, with Q&A session following.