Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why the World Needs a Green Revolution - and How We Can Renew Our Global Future

Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why the World Needs a Green Revolution - and How We Can Renew Our Global Future


By (author) Thomas L. Friedman

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  • Publisher: ALLEN LANE
  • Format: Hardback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 162mm x 238mm x 42mm | 780g
  • Publication date: 8 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 184614129X
  • ISBN 13: 9781846141294
  • Sales rank: 282,223

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"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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Thomas L Friedman is one of the world's most influential journalists. He has a twice-weekly column in The New York Times, and was recently named (by the Financial Times) the single most influential journalist in India. He has won three Pulitzer Prizes for his journalism, and is the author of the world-wide best-sellers From Beirut to Jerusalem, The Lexus and the Olive Tree and The World is Flat.

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'Exciting ... a great book ... it makes you see things in a new way' - Joe Stiglitz, Praise for THE WORLD IS FLAT 'Truly amazing ... an essential read for anyone interested to know where the next lightning-fast passage of travel over the surface of our ever-more-flattened earth is going to take us' - A.C. Grayling, Praise for THE WORLD IS FLAT