Tom Friedman’s latest book “Hot, Flat and Crowded” addresses the all important topic of global warming. In his earlier highly successful best seller, World is Flat, Friedman proposes the bold notion of a flattening world, and how that is leveling the playing field. In this book, he talks about America’s contribution to the current energy crisis and global warming phenomenon, and how that is being aggarvated by the exponentially growing needs of fast growing and highly populated economies like China and India.
Friedman discusses a range of issues including petro politics, imbalances in the supply and demand for energy, climat change, threat to biodiversity etc and then proceeds to propose a way to arrest the trend.
The book is well researched and peppered with interesting anecdotes and enlightens the reader on some of the larger and more long term challenges we face on this planet.
Definitely worth a read.