“Hot, Flat, and Crowded” by Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman is a famous American journalist who won the Pulitzer Prize. His works are excellent books that summarize and provide to many readers with a fresh perspective on issues of globalization, environmental problems, the development of the economy Assessing and predicting the development trend of the modern world …

There’re a lot of his noteworthy works such as “Lexus and Olive Tree,” “Flat World.”…etc. In that, when it comes to environmental and energy issues, it’s impossible not to mention “Hot, Flat, and Crowded”

As long as I mentioned, this is a book that addresses the world’s energy issues. In the context of a growing population, developing countries account for a large proportion of their resources. Another part of the book mentions and addresses the very habits that the United States has done in its hundreds of years of development, its lost status and what America must do to revive its position. Take his lead.

Friedman opens with the story of his journeys, what he sees and experiences. That the rapid development of globalization, the rise of powerful developing nations. The economy of these countries has a marked change, but it is accompanied by the environmental harm that the whole world is suffering.

The United States and developed countries take the lead in calling for protection of the living environment, changing the way the economy works to make it less dirty and less harmful. But perhaps they will not acknowledge that they themselves have had hundreds of years of development as the present and pollute the environment. Perhaps they have not made clear how much expensive modern technologies are useful to the environment. Perhaps they have not said they will stop carrying out “machinery transfer” polluting third world countries. It is because of that that the United States, including the events of 9/11, has lowered its leading position internationally.
Environmental pollution caused by industrial activity in China
Friedman brings a very realistic picture of the state of economic and environmental development. In spite of that reality, the reader feels a bit sad and sad, that developed countries only call on and criticize third countries, forget about their past but do not forget the economic benefits. The issue is set for all those responsible for the stable development of the world.

Open up the problem, acknowledge and evaluate it, but the author also offers his own blue ideas and ideas. It’s about trying to set up a test quarters, a clean energy community, smart chips that regulate the amount of electricity used or tweak the equipment in your home. Putting these solutions into widespread use will make people more aware of the environment while minimizing waste and over-consuming energy.

The author also cites and recommends the application and alternative energy sources that are developing strongly in China. They devote a huge budget for alternative energy research, they have a billion dollar billionaire in the solar-battery industry … but the United States is just wasting away in wars. meaningless.
Clean energy is a powerful solution to the world’s energy problems in the future
Friedman wants America to wake up and be aware of its position. A United States that has been at the forefront of economic development, the United States has been hailed as a dream land that attracts all the talented people in the world. But now the United States is struggling and is being overtaken by other nations. So what should I do?

All of Friedman’s ideas will surprise the reader. Along with the profound knowledge of globalization, his own experience, the style of journalism and a series of evidence, for example, specific figures … will be completely convincing and give to people. Read a higher, broader view of the evolution of the “flat world” today.

The book is not suitable for many countries, as it is written and solved the problem for developed countries, and the solutions that Friedman offers also require certain developments in science and technology, public But “Hot, Flat, and Crowded” will be useful documents for countries that want to develop their economy in parallel with protecting their own living environment.

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