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Naomi Klein wants everyone to join forces and just pull the plug on oil, gas, and coal

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"There is plenty of room to make a profit in a zero-carbon economy," she says. The solutions Klein favors would reduce inequality and make the economy generally more equitable. She also embraces efforts to get institutions and individuals to divest from their oil, gas, and coal holdings while investing in more sustainable energy options.

But, Klein warns: "The profit motive is not going to be the midwife for that great transformation." Instead, it will take millions or even billions of people working together.

Are you ready?

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Emily Schwartz Greco is the managing editor of OtherWords, a non-profit national editorial service run by the Institute for Policy Studies. OtherWords.org @ESGreco

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