Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The Inconvenient Truth of Books?
Tom Friedman isn't trying to make the case for a rapidly warming world; rather, his new book outlines what we can do about it and how, counterintuitively, the green revolution will be a financial boon for our economy, increase national security, and (of course) keep the planet from ecological ruin.
Anyone who has ever picked up a Friedman book knows that his prose is highly readable, his text a well-blended mix of research and playful anecdotes, and his tone often self-deprecatingly hilarious. A lot of environmental books can be a rough, slow read. Others can be exhilarating. I'm betting this work falls in the latter category. Friedman is a master writer (if inveterate blowhard) and this book looks to be the coup of his career.
...click here to see Friedman speak about this work on "Meet the Press."