What are you reading? (A book meme)

I'm reading about how more and more people are living western lifestyles so unless we figure out how to use renewable energy sources that don't cause global warming, we're in big trouble. (The first part of the book also talks about how America is indirectly funding terrorism at the same time they are fighting it.) From Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution–and How It Can Renew America by Thomas Friedman, the fifth sentence on page 56:

Tom Burke, co-founder of the group E3C – Third Generation Environmentalism, a non-profit green consultancy – likes to put it this way: think of America as a unit of energy.

Right now the world only uses a couple of units of energy (used by the US, Europe and a few others) but very quickly we will be using much much more and we are not prepared to do so in a sustainable way.

Your turn:

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open it to page 56.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence on your blog along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

(The nearest "book" was my Kindle which doesn't have page numbers, so I selected the book that was open on it, searched Amazon.com for the book and searched inside the book to find page 56.)

2 Replies to “What are you reading? (A book meme)”

  1. My book was sitting in my bookbag which is currently located at my feet. My textbooks are thankfully in the next room over which means you get to read from Four Essays on Liberty by Isaiah Berlin page 56 sentence 5:
    It alone at once explains and justifies.
    The it Berlin is referring to is Teleology. If you enjoy philosophical/political science readings on liberty this is a must read. I get my books the old fashion way, the library.

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