By Thomas L. Friedman
Thomas L. Friedman's extraordinary number-one bestseller the area is Flat has helped thousands of readers see the area in a brand new means. during this crucial new booklet, Friedman takes a clean and provocative examine of the largest demanding situations we are facing this present day: the worldwide environmental concern and America's astonishing lack of concentration and nationwide goal when you consider that 9-11. it's a groundbreaking account of the place we stand now, and he indicates us how the ideas to those great difficulties are associated -- how we will repair the area and revive the US while. Friedman explains how international warming, speedily transforming into populations, and the excellent enlargement of the world's center type via globalization have produced a planet that's 'hot, flat, and crowded'. in precisely many years, it is going to be too overdue to make things better -- until there's a world wide attempt to exchange our wasteful, inefficient strength practices with a method for fresh power, power potency, and conservation that Friedman calls Code eco-friendly. it is a nice problem, Friedman explains, but in addition a superb opportunity, and person who we can't manage to pay for to overlook. He argues that this can't occur with no American dedication and management. In vibrant, exciting chapters, Friedman makes it transparent that the golf green revolution we want is like no revolution the realm has noticeable. will probably be the largest innovation venture in background; it will likely be demanding, hard; and it'll switch every thing, from what you set into your vehicle to what you notice in your electrical invoice. however the payoff can be greater than simply cleanser air. it's going to motivate us to summon the entire intelligence, creativity, boldness and situation for the typical stable which are our best human assets. scorching, Flat, and Crowded is vintage Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and wealthy in staggering logic in regards to the problem -- and the promise -- of the future.
Thomas L. Friedman is a world-renowned writer and journalist for the recent York instances. He has gained the Pulitzer Prize thrice, and is the writer of From Beirut to Jerusalem, which gained either the nationwide ebook Award and the abroad Press membership Award in 1989, The Lexus and the Olive Tree, the most effective promoting enterprise books in 1999, and the winner of the 2000 in another country Press membership Award for most sensible nonfiction ebook on overseas coverage, Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the realm After September eleven, and the area Is Flat, which was once given the 1st monetary instances and Goldman Sachs enterprise booklet of the 12 months Award.
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The amount of water vapor in the air is always changing. The warmer the air, the more water vapor it can hold. Humidity is the measure of how much water vapor is in the air. When a lot of water vapor is in the air, we say the air is humid. Air can be as much as 4 percent water vapor on hot days. On cold, clear days, water vapor makes up less than 1 percent of the air. 31 Evaporation and Condensation Water enters the air by evaporating, or changing from liquid to gas. Most water vapor in the air evaporates from the oceans.
But Earth is turning eastward beneath it. The surface moves by at a faster and faster rate. To a viewer on Earth, the rocket would seem to turn right—in this case, toward the west. All moving objects experience the Coriolis effect, including air. And it works for objects traveling in any direction. The faster an object moves, the stronger the effect. The Coriolis effect is strongest at the poles. It disappears at the equator. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Coriolis The Coriolis Effect effect turns high pressure systems in a clockwise direction.
The droplets become clouds. The clouds release the water in the form of rain or snow. The water leaves the atmosphere and returns to Earth’s surface. 32 GASES, PRESSURE, AND WIND Some of the water in this bottle has evaporated and then condensed into droplets at the top of the bottle. Dew forms on the ground and other surfaces as they cool overnight. Water vapor from the air condenses to form droplets on the surface. When water vapor condenses, it releases the energy stored in it. This energy warms the surrounding air.