Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. FriedmanHot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman

Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America

byThomas L. Friedman

Paperback | November 24, 2009

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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.

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN has been awarded the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work with The New York Times, where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of From Beirut to Jerusalem (1989), The Lexus and the Olive Tree (1999), Longitudes and Attitudes (2002), and The World is Flat (2005). He lives in Bethesda, Marylan...
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Title:Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 8.26 × 5.63 × 0.96 inPublished:November 24, 2009Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0312428928

ISBN - 13:9780312428921

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read A very interesting read. Recommended for anyone interested in the "Green Revolution".
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Table of Contents

Preface to the Release 2.0 Edition

PART I: WHEN THE MARKET AND MOTHER NATURE HIT THE WALL
1. Why Citibank, Iceland's Banks, and the Ice Banks of Antarctica All Melted Down at the Same Time
2. Dumb As We Wanna Be
3. The Re-Generation

PART II: WHERE WE ARE
4. Today's Date: 1 E.C.E. Today's Weather: Hot, Flat, and Crowded
5. Our Carbon Copies (or, Too Many Americans)
6. Fill 'Er Up with Dictators
7. Global Weirding
8. The Age of Noah
9. Energy Poverty
10. Green is the New Red, White, and Blue

PART III: HOW WE MOVE FORWARD
11. 205 Easy Ways to Save the Earth
12. The Energy Internet: When IT Meets ET
13. The Stone Age Didn't End Because We Ran Out of Stones
14. If It Isn't Boring, It Isn't Green
15. A Million Noahs, a Million Arks
16. Outgreening al-Qaeda (or, Buy One, Get Four Free)

PART IV: CHINA
17. Can Red China Become Green China?

PART V: AMERICA
18. China for a Day (but Not for Two)
19. A Democratic China, or a Banana Republic?

Bookclub Guide

The following author biography and list of questions about Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0 are intended as resources to aid individual readers and book groups who would like to learn more about the author and this book. We hope that this guide will provide you a starting place for discussion, and suggest a variety of perspectives from which you might approach Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0.About the AuthorThomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist-the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of five bestselling books, among them From Beirut to Jerusalem and The World Is Flat. Friedman lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

Editorial Reviews

"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"Friedman has made himself a major interpreter of the confusing world we inhabit. . . . He gets the big issues right." -The Washington Post Book World"A compelling manifesto that deserves a wide reading, especially by members of Congress." -The Boston Globe"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"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"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"Required reading" -Business Week"New York Times columnist and globalization exponent Thomas Friedman pleads for Americans to wake up to the perils and opportunities of an emerging resource-strapped world. The author comes across as a blend of Will Rogers, Jack Welch and Norman Vincent Peale--a plain-spoken citizen outraged at the bullheadedness of U.S. politicians, yet optimistic about the power of ingenuity and finely crafted policy to avert disaster." -Newsweek