‘We need nation-building at home now’

 

Hot, Flat, and Crowded (image source: wikimedia commons)

Rachel Maddow welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman to discuss the UN climate change conference which recently took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. ‘Too little trust’ is what Friedman saw at COP15, especially between the United States and China – with neither wanting to give an economic advantage to the other by cutting their emissions. He favors an American ‘Green revolution’ so the United States can be an economic leader in what is poised to eventually be a post fossil fuels world. Friedman also compares the inefficiency of the currently ultra-polarized political situation around environmental action in the United States with China’s one party autocracy.

Rachel Maddow: Thomas Friedman on Copenhagen

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And here is short video about Thomas Friedman’s book Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–And How It Can Renew America.

‘Tom Friedman addresses liberals and conservatives on environment’

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About The Author: Graham Land

Greenfudge editor and London-based writer Graham Land grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, where he was part of the local hardcore punk scene, playing in several bands. Through this musical movement he became involved in grass roots interests such as anti-racist activism, animal rights and Ecology. In 2000 he relocated to Europe, eventually earning an MA from Malmö University in Sweden. He has also lived in Japan, Ireland, Portugal and Greece.



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