Early this year I finished reading Thomas Friedman’s book The World is Flat. My sister had given it to me and I talked about it to almost anyone who would listen while I was reading it – I enjoyed it that much. One of the people I talked about the book to was my sister, and she gave me the follow-up, Hot, Flat, and Crowded, (the 2.0 release), for Christmas, and I recently finished reading it.
In Hot, Flat, and Crowded Mr. Friedman starts by laying down the law on why we have to do something about global warming, and why we have to do it now. Once he’s done that he shows you just how much we can do, right now, to reduce global warming, and how incredibly huge the business opportunities are for the people and organizations who build their businesses and lives around sustainable, green, practices.
I was inspired reading Hot, Flat, and Crowded. It made me want to act, to do something, right away. Since reading it I’ve been trying to reduce my impact on the environment even more than I was already, and I was already trying to do a lot, (or a little, depending on how you look at it). Yes, the climate as we know it is really threatened right now, but the changes that we’re going to have to make present an opportunity like has rarely been seen in the world, and it’s up to us to seize it.