In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America’s urgent need for national renewal and
explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment
and a sustainable America.
Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing
populations, and the expansion of the world’s middle class through
globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet—one that is “hot,
flat, and crowded.” In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the
very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the
financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way
of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its
economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy.
And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time—nation-building
in America—by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the
common good that are our greatest national resources.
Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman:
fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about
the challenge—and the promise—of the future.
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