Al Gore. The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. New York, NY: Random House, 2013. 558 pp. $30. ISBN: 978-0-8129-9294-6
A huge and well-researched book on “the six most important drivers of global change, how they are converging and interacting with one another, where they are taking us, and how we . . . can best affect the way these changes unfold” (p. xiii). There is a clear consensus that “the future now emerging will be extremely different from anything we have ever known . . . there is no prior period of change that remotely resembles what humanity is about to experience” (p. xv). All six of these emergent revolutionary changes “are threatening to overtake us at a moment in history when there is a dangerous vacuum of global leadership.”
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