Eight years ago someone asked Al Gore: "What are the drivers of global change?" He listed what he calls "the usual suspects" but subsequently decided that the question deserved closer attention than he had given it.
Eight years ago someone asked Al Gore: \"What are the drivers of global change?\" He listed what he calls \"the usual suspects\" but subsequently decided that the question deserved closer attention than he had given it.
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The literally high-flying former vice president who once decried global warming is predicting even more bad news in store for the world. By Harry McGrath
The Future is his considered response and, at 558 pages including 154 pages of endnotes, nobody can say he hasn't put in the time.
He identifies six areas that converge and interact with each other and need fresh thinking "in order to reclaim control of our destiny and shape the future". These are the emergence of an interconnected global economy; planet-wide electronic communications; a new balance of political, economic and military power; rapid unsustainable growth; the revolution of life sciences; and global warming.
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