Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How it Can Renew America
Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is "hot, flat, and crowded." Already the earth is being affected in ways that threaten to make it dangerously unstable. In vivid, entertaining chapters, Friedman makes it clear that the green revolution we need is like no revolution the world has seen. It will be the biggest innovation project in American history; it will be hard, not easy; and it will change everything from what you put into your car to what you see on your electric bill. But the payoff for America will be more than just cleaner air. It will inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time -- nation-building in America -- by summoning the intelligence, creativity, boldness, and concern for the common good that are our nation's greatest natural resources.
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
2009 Nonfiction Runner-Up
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction
Friedman , T. L. (2008). Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How it Can Renew America. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.