Title: Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green ...
Publisher: U.S.A.: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: New
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Edition: 1st Edition....
AUTOGRAPHED ON A PLATE GLUED TO FRONT FLY-PAGE Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # H-88A
Synopsis: 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.
Product Description: A #1 New York Times Bestseller -- Friedman was named one of America's Best Leaders by U.S. News & World Report. Friedman is a foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times; his column appears twice a week in the Times and is syndicated to one hundred other newspapers worldwide. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is "hot, flat, and crowded." Already the earth is being affected in ways that threaten to make it dangerously unstable. In vivid, entertaining chapters, Friedman makes it clear that the green revolution we need is like no revolution the world has seen. It will be the biggest innovation project in American history; it will be hard, not easy; and it will change everything from what you put into your car to what you see on your electric bill. But the payoff for America will be more than just cleaner air. It will inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time -- nation-building in America -- by summoning the intelligence, creativity, boldness, and concern for the common good that are our nation's greatest natural resources.
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