Author and New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman spoke at Brown University about globalization, energy and green technology. He said that the federal government needs to put a price on carbon, set regulations and pour money into research and development and let American ingenuity meet the market force for clean energy. "I do believe clean power is going to be the next great global industry, I know that for sure. "
Before he started his speech, he got pied by two "environmental activists" who said: "Thomas Friedman deserves a pie in the face because of his sickeningly cheery applaud for free market capitalism's conquest of the planet, for telling the world that the free market and techno fixes can save us from climate change. From carbon trading to biofuels, these distractions are dangerous in and of themselves, while encouraging inaction with respect to the true problems at hand" UPDATE Video of Friedman getting pied added below the fold.
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