25 Jan '11, 7am

Thomas

THE world has been having a green 'party' and not a green revolution. So says world-renowned author and columnist Thomas L Friedman, who was in Singapore on Monday to talk about why the world needs an environmental revolution. He believes that the world has to act soon - if it wants to function sustainably. This is the second time that the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is hosting the author of non-fiction best sellers such as The World Is Flat and The Lexus & the Olive Tree. This time round, his lecture focused on his latest book, Hot, Flat & Crowded, which explains why the world needs a green revolution as soon as possible. The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner enthralled audiences with an hour-long lecture, in which he highlighted five challenges the world is facing. They are energy and natural resources, petrol-dictatorship, climate change, energy poverty and biod...

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