Hot, flat, and crowded: why the world needs a green revolution, and how we can renew our global future

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Allen Lane, Sep 1, 2008 - Business & Economics - 438 pages
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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 Who Are Concerned About The State Of The World 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 Us All 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 Sets Out The Clean-Technology Breakthroughs 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.

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In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a ... Read full review

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This took me a long time to read - I was trying to finish it last year - I think the reason it took me so long is because I was pretty depressed that we probably won't see much happen in the US with ... Read full review


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Journalist Thomas L. Friedman was born in 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Friedman graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Mediterranean Studies and earned a graduate degree from Oxford in Modern Middle East Studies. His reporting on the war in Lebanon won the George Polk Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He won a second Pulitzer for his work in Israel. Friedman began his career as a correspondent for United Press International and later served as bureau chief for the New York Times in Beirut and Jerusalem. Friedman wrote about his experiences as a Jewish-American reporter in the Middle East in From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won the National Book Award in 1989. The bestselling Lexus and the Olive Tree won the 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for best nonfiction book on foreign policy. He wrote Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11 and The World Is Flat, which received the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, published in 2008, is a New York Times bestseller.