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Hot, flat, and crowded: why we need a green revolution-- and how it can renew America

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Thomas L. Friedman's no. 1 bestseller The World Is Flat has helped millions of readers to see globalization in a new way. Now Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy-both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future. Friedman proposes that an ambitious national strategy- which he calls "Geo-Greenism"-is not only what we need to save the planet from overheating; it is what we need to make America healthier, richer, more innovative, more productive, and more secure. 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 3 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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Full title hot flat and crowded why we need a green revolution and how it can renew america
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title_display Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution-- and how it can renew America
title_full Hot, Flat, and Crowded Why We Need a Green Revolution—and How It Can Renew America, Hot, flat, and crowded : why we need a green revolution-- and how it can renew America / Thomas L. Friedman, Hot, flat, and crowded [sound recording] : why we need a green revolution-- and how it can renew America / Thomas L. Friedman, Hot, flat, and crowded [type (large print)] : why we need a green revolution--and how it can renew America / Thomas L. Friedman
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title_sub why we need a green revolution-- and how it can renew America
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