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Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- And How It Can Renew America

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Thomas L. Friedmans 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.

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"At the intersection of leveled economic and technological access (flat) with an aggravated environment (hot) and a surging population (crowded), Friedman stands behind his pulpit as preacher, prophet and promoter of a green revolution starting in the United States. He provides an exhaustive and convincing argument about the need for the United States to transition to more sustainable systems of energy soon or risk any possible chance of maintaining hegemony. His ability to identify and summarize succinctly the issues and controversies over resistance to a green revolution is matched by his clear and definitive solutions to these forthcoming problems. Oliver Wyman provides a congenial and gentle voice that works well with the text. Given its overwhelming nature, Wyman performs without a hint of condescension. He navigates quotes within the text with distinguishing voices that sometimes hints at personality traits not referred to in the text. Impressively, Wyman keeps a consistency of cadence and tone throughout the entire reading. A Farrar, Straus & Giroux hardcover. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A rousing manifesto for our climate-challenged future

Synopsis:

A rousing manifesto for our climate-challenged future

About the Author

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN, the foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times is a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction); The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization; Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11; and The World Is Flat. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781427204585
Author:
Friedman, Thomas
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Read by:
Wyman, Oliver
Read:
Wyman, Oliver
Author:
Friedman, Thomas L.
Author:
Wyman, Oliver
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
General
Subject:
Public Policy - Environmental Policy
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Power Resources - Alternative & Renewable
Subject:
Energy policy
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Politics - General
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Environmental economics
Subject:
Political Economy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Series Volume:
Why We Need a Green
Publication Date:
20080908
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
17 cds, 21 hrs
Dimensions:
5.75 x 5.25 x 2.125 in
Media Run Time:
260

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the intersection of leveled economic and technological access (flat) with an aggravated environment (hot) and a surging population (crowded), Friedman stands behind his pulpit as preacher, prophet and promoter of a green revolution starting in the United States. He provides an exhaustive and convincing argument about the need for the United States to transition to more sustainable systems of energy soon or risk any possible chance of maintaining hegemony. His ability to identify and summarize succinctly the issues and controversies over resistance to a green revolution is matched by his clear and definitive solutions to these forthcoming problems. Oliver Wyman provides a congenial and gentle voice that works well with the text. Given its overwhelming nature, Wyman performs without a hint of condescension. He navigates quotes within the text with distinguishing voices that sometimes hints at personality traits not referred to in the text. Impressively, Wyman keeps a consistency of cadence and tone throughout the entire reading. A Farrar, Straus & Giroux hardcover. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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A rousing manifesto for our climate-challenged future

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