Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America
Thomas L. Friedman’s no. 1 bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see globalization in a new way. Now Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of which could poison our world if we do not act... show more
Thomas L. Friedman’s no. 1 bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see globalization in a new way. Now Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future. Friedman proposes that an ambitious national strategy— which he calls “Geo-Greenism”—is not only what we need to save the planet from overheating; it is what we need to make America healthier, richer, more innovative, more productive, and more secure. As in The World Is Flat, he explains a new era—the Energy-Climate era—through an illuminating account of recent events. He shows how 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the flattening of the world by the Internet (which brought 3 billion new consumers onto the world stage) have combined to bring climate and energy issues to Main Street. But they have not gone very far down Main Street; the much-touted “green revolution” has hardly begun. With all that in mind, Friedman sets out the clean-technology breakthroughs we, and the world, will need; he shows that the ET (Energy Technology) revolution will be both transformative and disruptive; and he explains why America must lead this revolution—with the first Green President and a Green New Deal, spurred by the Greenest Generation. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman—fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the world we live in today.
Publish date: September 8th 2008
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 438
Edition language: English
I found Friendman's writing style too sensationalist to take as seriously as The World is Flat. I still learned a fair amount, and can climb on board with Friedman's environmental idealism, but did not appreciate the right-wing slandering and political bias.
Really deep insight into global warming and energy transformation issues. Friedman described various aspects of economy mechanisms beyond oil industry and recent depression. Defined main goals for America's development concerning ecology/energy challenges. His address is alarming and slightly exagge...
TOOOO much repetition. Too many words (and that from an adjective/adverb-loving person!).
This should be mandatory reading for President-Elect Obama! With so much of our money going to petro-dictators who are not our friends, we need the Federal government to step up to the plate, realize that global warming is ruining the Earth and do something about it NOW! The Big Oil lobby has been r...
Hot, Flat and Crowded can be translated as climate change, globalization, and population growth. This book is a followup to the author's best-selling The World Is Flat, a book about globalization of business. This book examines how globalization can continue in a way that doesn't doom the world du...