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

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List price: $27.95
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/8/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

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. Green Is the New Red, White, and Blue is classic Thomas L. Friedman—fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the world we live in today.

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. He moved to the op-ed page of The New York Times as a foreign affairs columnist. In 2002, Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize, this time for Commentary. 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. His other works include Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0, and That Used to Be Us which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Where We Are
Where Birds Don't Fly
Today's Date: 1 E.C.E. Today's Weather: Hot, Flat, and Crowded
How We Got Here
Our Carbon Copies (or, Too Many Americans)
Fill'Er Up with Dictators
Global Weirding
The Age of Noah
Energy Poverty
Green Is the New Red, White, and Blue
How We Move Forward
205 Easy Ways to Save the Earth
The Energy Internet: When IT Meets ET
The Stone Age Didn't End Because We Ran Out of Stones
If It Isn't Boring, It Isn't Green
A Million Noahs, a Million Arks
Outgreening al-Qaeda (or, Buy One, Get Four Free)
China
Can Red China Become Green China?
America
China for a Day (but Not for Two)
A Democratic China, or a Banana Republic?
Acknowledgments
Index

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