THE FUTURE. Six Drivers of Global Change

New York: Random House, (2013). First edition. Hardcover. Signed by Al Gore on the half-title page. Here, Gore identifies the six critical drivers of global change: 1. ever increasing economic globalization has led to the emergence of what he labels "Earth Inc."- an integrated, holistic entity with a new and different relationship to capital, labor, consumer markets, and national governments than in the past. 2. The worldwide digital communications, Internet, and computer revolutions have led to the emergence of "the Global Mind," which links the thoughts and feelings of billions of people and connects intelligent machines, robots, ubiquitous sensors, and databases. 3. The balance of global political, economic, and military power is shifting more profoundly than at any time in the last 500 years--from a U.S.- centered system to one with multiple emerging centers of power, from nation-states to private actors, and from political systems to markets. 4. A deeply flawed economic compass is leading us to unsustainable growth in consumption, pollution flows, and depletion of the planet's strategic resources of topsoil, freshwater, and living species.5. Genomic, biotechnology, neuroscience, and life sciences are redically transforming the fields of medicine, agriculture, and molecular science--and are putting control of evolution in human hands. 6. There has been a radical disruption of the relationship between human beings and the Earth's ecosystems, along with the beginning of a revolutionary transformation of energy systems, agriculture, transportation, and construction worldwide. 558 pages with index. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Item #14239
ISBN: 9780812992946

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