Tom Friedman is an author who can never be accused of being boring. People often love him or hate him. In the below clip he wishes for a “perfect storm” that is big enough to convince people that climate change is real, but small enough so that it does not “end the world.” That is a rather provocative way to express his desire for a greater understanding and recognition of the dangers of continuing to dump massive quantities of greenhouse gases into the environment.
On a more interesting and logical note, he also points out that a “flat, crowded world” needs all of the clean energy it can find. The companies and the countries who lead the effort will be big winners.