Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution-- and how it can renew America (Book, 2008) [Beloit College]
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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

Author: Thomas L Friedman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"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.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas L Friedman
ISBN: 9780374166854 0374166854
OCLC Number: 234316165
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 438 pages : illustrations, tables and graphs ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Where we are --
1. Where birds don't fly --
2. Today's date : 1 E.C.E. Today's weather : hot, flat, and crowded --
Part 2: How we got here --
3. Our carbon copies (or, too many Americans) --
4. Fill 'er up with dictators --
5. Global weirding --
6. The age of Noah --
7. Energy poverty --
8. Green is the new red, white, and blue --
Part 3: How we move forward --
9. 205 easy ways to save the earth --
10. The energy internet : when IT meets ET --
11. The Stone Age didn't end because we ran out of stones --
12. If it isn't boring, it isn't green --
13. A million Noahs, a million arks --
14. Outgreening al-Qaeda (or, buy one, get four free) --
Part 4: China --
15. Can red China become green China? --
Part 5: America --
16. China for a day (but not for two) --
17. A democratic China, or a banana republic? --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Thomas L. Friedman.
Local System Bib Number:
u263329

Abstract:

"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." --
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