Hot, Flat, and Crowded
- Why We Need a Green Revolution - and How It Can Renew America
- Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
- Length: 21 hrs
- Unabridged 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.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Sean on 12-12-08
Long, Flat, and Boring
The narration of this program is horrible. Listen to the sample!!! I wish I had. I won't ever buy a program narrated by Oliver Wyman. He ... likes ... to pause ... and to ... EMPhaSizzze ... wuh urds ... sooo MahUUCH ... that it ... will DRIVE ... you ... CRAZY, and ... you will ... LOSE ... the whole POInt ... of the bOOk!!!
17 of 17 people found this review helpful
By Eric on 01-24-09
Not as good as The World is Flat
I was surprised that Thomas Friedman did not compare and contrast the current global warming situation with the Dust Bowl tragedy of the 1930s. During the 1930s, the U.S. government had refused to recognize the plight of the mid-west farmer and the devastated communities of the plain states. It took a government sponsored effort to combat and fix the problem.
In addition, this books could have been shortened by 2/3. Much of this book consisted of long and drawn out examples of global warming.
All in all, this book was interesting and informative but too lengthy.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful