Naomi Klein Discusses Climate Change Challenges After Hurricane Sandy (VIDEO)
Klein cites increasing transit fare as proof that government is not really taking environmental issues seriously enough. "What should be happening in response to [Sandy]... is saying not only do you not want fare increases, but public transit in a moment like this should be free,” she insists. “We should be developing policy that encourages the maximum number of people not to use cars.”
“People were bringing up climate change unsolicited with me again and again and again. They were saying things like, 'we don’t just want the lights on. Wouldn't it be nice if we had solar power, so we didn’t have storms threatening us next year and the years after?’"