Hot, Flat, & Crowded, by Thomas Friedman
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http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/


Group Members:
Ali Totta
Luke Pierce
Sam Coleman
Catie Wooten

Discussion Location: library
Discussion Facilitator: nomination: Sam
Discussion Questions:
Do you agree with Friedman's belief that our country's "green revolution" must begin with government regulation?
Is Friedman's statement that Americans must persuade the Chinese to find alternative energy to coal in their current industrial revolution hypocritical?
Is all of his talk realistic?
Discussion plans:
First Impression
Most interesting idea
Personal feelings on future
Ethics of humanity
Possible personal action to take
Thomas Friedman
Petropolitics
China, India
Possible initiative taken in Yarmouth
Many scholars, scientists, and professors
Tragedy of the Commons
Setting:
How we got to where we are now
Where we are now
Where we should be in the future
Narration:
Author, persuasive
Conflict:
Man v. Nature
Man v. Machine
Man v. Man
Man v. Self
Man v. Fate
Themes/Motifs:
Affluenza
Ethics
Revolution
Population
Culture
Style of Writing:
Informative
Comic relief
Statistical
Persuasive
Anecdotal
Significant Passages:

Outside Resources:
´╗┐Author's website: http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/
Online Discussion Guide: http://www.thomaslfriedman.com/files/hot_flat_and_crowded_guide.pdf