Oil prices are going down. Wait, what ?

This was my reaction when I saw oil prices drop recently to levels below $90. Not long ago they were indeed more around $110 than anything else. Lucky for us Thomas L Friedman from the New York Times brings some answers…

Climate change’s influence in the Middle East

I particularly like Thomas L Friedman’s articles on climate and environmental issues. His book, Hot, Flat and Crowded is still one of my favorites. Now here comes a little gem of how climate change is wrecking even more the Middle East. His article starts with these words : ” In the 1970s, I got both my… Continue reading Climate change’s influence in the Middle East

Is China growing too big to breathe ?

I really appreciate reading Thomas L Friedman’s articles in the New York Times. His latest piece – Too Big to Breathe? – just nails it on how putting economic growth before anything else is endangering us all. There the acclaimed author of Hot, Flat and Crowded writes about how Harbin – a 10-million inhabitants city in China… Continue reading Is China growing too big to breathe ?

Thomas L Friedman : the Earth is full

I have been a huge fan of Thomas L Friedman’s op-ed pieces in the New York Times for years. Here is another one that won’t change my mind about this brilliant journalist and author (See my review of his latest book) I believe he is one of the best thinkers on our current economic, environmental… Continue reading Thomas L Friedman : the Earth is full

Electric cars are the next growth engine

Thomas L Friedman is one of the op-ed columnist of the New York Times. I really liked the vision he is offering in his latest book, Hot, Flat and Crowded. I have to admit I feel the same about his latest column, Their Moon Shot and Ours. There, Mr. Friedman shows how China is going… Continue reading Electric cars are the next growth engine

Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman

I finished reading  this week THE book I would recommend on the current energy and climate issues. Its author – Thomas Friedman – is a columnist for the New York Times and received three times the Pulitzer Prize. To him, the various crises we are facing should not only be considered as a threat but… Continue reading Hot, Flat and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman