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

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

ISBN: 0374166854

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

Author: Thomas L. Friedman

KDL Description:

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Proposes an ambitious national strategy to address key issues in climate change and energy shortages, identifying the factors that have contributed to current circumstances while outlining an American-led revolution of clean technology solutions.

Amazon 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.