Hot, Flat, and Crowded
- Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How it Can Renew America
- Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
- Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-08-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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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 three 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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By T. C. Pile on 11-23-08
While I think Mr. Friedman is an important social critic who needs to be heard, the premise of this book is stretched a little too far. The insights he poses in this book would probably have made a great article in the New Yorker or the Sunday New York Times Magazine. As it is, there's too much treading water and repetition of the same concepts to hold the listener's interest. I kept wanting him to say something new.
This book is worth hearing, but bring your patience with you.
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
By Kevin on 01-28-09
Wake up call
Very insightful book and full of details and common sense wisdom. Living in Japan, I see much of what Friedman hopes to see in America. They are very concerned about natural resources and protecting the environment. I am always a little skeptical when politicians talk about these issues because I always think they are speaking for political gain. Friedman puts politics aside and shows how we should and can be freed from Oil dictators and at the same time lead the world with green technology. I would recommend this book to anyone with an open mind and a global vision for reform. Time is ticking!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful