Response And Summary To The Article “Hot, Flat, And Crowded”

929 words - 4 pages

First of all Tomas Friedman is trying to say that giving energy and giving the ability to produce energy independently in Africa would end many problems. With Africa producing energy independently that would end the ressecion and Africa’s poverty, both normal and energy poverty.
Bringing energy to Africa would not end every problem but it would be the first step. Mr. Friedman is saying that none of the problems can be solved in Africa if there isn’t even any power. He’s also saying that not only does Africa have no power, but they also don’t have the ability to continue to produce power even if they were started up.
Mr. Friedman also discuses that Africa has the worst climate to adopt building electricity power plants because it is hot, flat, and crowded. It is hot and there is a hole in the ozone, and the people that contributed the least are suffering the most. While it is hot and there is no access to electricity your ability to adapt to a new climate is dangerously limited.
Because of Africa being mostly flat and still no access to electricity you cannot use cellular phones, the Internet, or computer; which are now the center of global communication, education, collaboration, and innovation. Finally because Africa is extremely crowded and there is no access to electricity you cannot thrive in villages and your only option is to move into an already overcrowded city such as Mumbai or Lagos.
With the global warming it is getting hotter higher up and the people of Africa cannot turn on a fan, because of this mosquitoes can travel higher and carry disease higher. Also there is nearly no electricity other than gasoline and diesel powered generators, which are becoming more and more expensive by the day.
When the generators become to expensive to buy they will not be bought, then there will be completely no electricity to prevent anything. No electricity to keep a fan going, or refrigerate food, or power computers to send e-mails throughout the African Union.
Mr. Friedman is saying if we do nothing we will only sink deeper into our depression along with all the countries in Africa, but if we stand up and do something everybody will come out on top. It’s not our only choice, but it is a good one. If we could just stick to helping Africa for a few years everybody would be doing more international exchanging and making more money for the governments and commercial enterprises.

In my opinion what Mr. Friedman is saying is both right and wrong. I feel that helping Africa be able to produce electricity would bring us a little...

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