Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hot, Flat, and Crowded

Hot, Flat, and Crowded
Why We Need a Green Revolution - And How it Can Renew America
By Thomas L. Friedman

Friedman's book proposes a national strategy of "Geo-Greenism" to "make America healthier, richer, more innovative, more productive, and more secure."

He shows how 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the flattening of the world by the Internet have combined to bring climate and energy issues to Main Street, as the grandchildren of the Greatest Generation, step up to lead as "the Greenest Generation."

He calls for Americans to redefine ourselves and lead the charge of energy technologies, with great hope for the future.


Gabriele said...

Amen to taking care of the earth.
We are all in this together.
I will be checking out the sites you listed.
We must be the leader in clean energy.
The Democrats will get us there!

Ryan Chapman said...


Have you seen The Chapter 18 Project? I work for Friedman's publisher, and we recently launched it: readers can submit ideas and comments for the expanded edition of Hot, Flat, and Crowded, with Friedman guiding the discussion online. To my knowledge, this type of crowdsourcing has never been done on a major book yet!

Check it out:

Kel-Bell said...

Thanks Ryan,

I forwarded the info to some of my favorite "green" friends.

(All good folks out there doing the work to create positive change.)