Book Review: Al Gore’s ‘The Future’

al_gore_futureAl Gore. The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. New York, NY: Random House, 2013. 558 pp. $30. ISBN: 978-0-8129-9294-6

Read the review by Michael Marien of Global Foresight Books, published in the World Future Review June 2013 issue:

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.”WFR_72ppiRGB_150pixW

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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