Freedom from Mid-East Oil Paperback – October 1, 2007
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The fact is, I think Brown, Brutoco and Cusumano, the book's co-authors, have written a vitally important and compelling treatise concerning energy, national security and global climate change. Their book masterfully weaves these subjects in such a way to present a realistic view of our present challenges and an optimistic view of our possibilities if we pay attention and aggressively create positive action.
Liberal, conservative, producer, consumer, entrepreneur, elected official, corporate executive, homemaker, professional scientist, or barely passed high school science class. Everyone should read this book. Inside it is an easy to understand, step-by-step cogent explanation for how economic forces, environmental considerations, geopolitical pressures, and the natural urge we human beings have to create a better life for ourselves and our children, compel us to free ourselves of fossil fuel dependence.
But more than a clarion call of crisis if we fail to act, the book lays out a plan for rapidly commercializing renewable energy systems and extending them around the planet. The authors write: "Those few who truly understand the current situation will do their utmost to see that the world stops using fossil fuels ... and reconstruct our economic system on renewable energy." Until I read this book, I heard these words but did not truly understand why or what I could do to make a difference.
This is the first time I have written an Amazon book review, and I do so in the hope that many others will come to a similar appreciation because out of this, we can create and have a brighter future. And that certainly is a worthwhile reason to read the book and share it with others.
I consider myself a socially moderate fiscal conservative - Somehow the subject of oil and national security has not become a subject of either party's debate topic list - it should be.
C. Paul Davis