This is a presentation where I used Friedman's reasons for changing the way we use energy in this world as delineated in his book Hot, Flat, and Crowded. When giving the presentation, I attempt to show how all the methods to effect change in an inertia laden and frozen organization really boils down to using clear communication of compelling reasons for change. These reasons must be compelling enough for an audience to essentially convince themselves of the necessity for change. Friedman certainly does an excellent job of doing this in that he certainly convinced me that I need to change the way I use energy. As a corollary, I also attempted to give compelling reasons for changing the system of education in America. Hopefully I was convincing to my audience.