Hot Flat And Crowded Paperback – Nov 24 2009
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"Friedman, a US foreign-affairs journalist who's won three Pulitzers, here examines the dual crises of climate change and competition for energy, and how the two exacerbate one another. He also proposes some changes that could save the world." (Globe & Mail 2009-11-27)
"Friedman produces cogent analyses of the most important developments of our time...A convincing case for the green revolution required to rescue us from an unsustainable course." (USA Today 2008-10-29)
"Friedman has made himself a major interpreter of the confusing world we inhabit...He gets the big issues right." (The Washington Post Book World 2008-09-07)
"A compelling manifesto that deserves a wide reading, especially by members of Congress." (The Boston Globe 2008-09-17)
"If Friedman's profile and verve take his message where it needs to be heard, into the boardrooms of America and beyond, that can only be good -- for all our sakes." (The New York Times Book Review 2008-10-03)
"Tom Friedman has done it again...He has lit upon what he might describe as another Big Idea, and, given his track record as a zeitgeist thermometer, we should all pay attention...He has a gift for weaving anecdotes and examples from around the world into his broader tapestry." (Financial Times 2008-09-13)
"Hot, Flat, and Crowded may make it official, for many, that ecology-mindedness is the character of our times...I hope everyone reads it." (The Philadelphia Inquirer 2008-09-13)
About the Author
Thomas L. Friedman was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his journalism, and is the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem, winner of the National Book Award, and The World Is Flat, which received the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Hot, Flat, and Crowded, published in 2008, is a New York Times bestseller. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.
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Instead, Mr. Friedman discusses the wonderful prospects of an efficient low emission economy where we can continue to enjoy 'growth'. And the billions-strong burgeoning middle class in China, India and in developing countries? Well they can join us as well.
You cannot talk about reducing CO2 levels without discussing the problems of exponential consumption and population growth. Mr. Friedman may implicitly believe that these are important issues but he does not seriously discuss them in this book.
My main criticism, however, is the author's belief that only the USA can solve this problem. Generally the book is insulting to all countries other than the US. Also somewhat self aggrandizing on the author's part, " i travelled here, i was invited to speak there, i hobnobbed with this or that famous person. What US office is the author trying to get elected to?