New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman continues his conversation about the importance of conservation and innovation in a shrinking world with Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution -- and How It Can Renew America. At the 2008 Ideas Festival, from the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen, Colorado, Friedman gave a moving preview of the book that inspired the audience.
Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally renowned author, reporter, and columnist. His foreign affairs column in The New York Times, which appears twice a week, reports on US domestic politics and foreign policy, Middle East conflict, international economics, the environment, biodiversity, and energy. He is the recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes and the author of six best-selling books: From Beirut to Jerusalem; The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization; Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11; The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century; and Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need A Green Revolution – And How It Can Renew America. His most recent book, That Used to Be Us: How American Fell Behind in the World We Invented and How We Can Come Back, is co-written with Michael Mandelbaum.
We do know. The idea that human activity is significantly contributing to global warming is the biggest hoax ever perpetrated on a gullible public. Even global warming alarmists agree that warming would only increase the frequency of hurricanes, not their intensity. Katrina wasn't caused by Detroit. The catastrophe in New Orleans which followed was caused by the lack of preparedness of the city and state and by the incompetence of the Army Corps of Engineers, not by George W. Bush. It took less than two minutes for me to lose all respect for Thomas Friedman.