The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change
From the former vice president and #1 New York Times bestselling author comes An Inconvenient Truth for everything—a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.
Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate ...more
When Al Gore wrote this account of the uncharted waters that humanity is blindly exploring at the moment, he still had hope in a reformed democracy and capitalism under American leadership. Even though he saw that it was deeply flawed, and rotten in its intertwining of ethical decisions and financial benefits for ...more
The far-right's criticism of Mr. Gore is a ...more
This is a good ol', all-American data assault. With enough bibliography and endnotes to make a university press editor proud, Mr. Gore bludgeons the reader with fact after fact. Within the rapid-fire prose is a chilling picture of our c ...more
Gore delves into topics such as the globalization of economics, the linking o ...more
There's no way in hell I could summarize everything in less than 50 pages but I've got some general comments below. It's a good book to use from the index, i.e., want to see about a ...more
Proofreading one's work is a near impossible chore as one tends to fall in lover with their own prose. Gore leaves us with sentences the length of a paragraph and paragraphs the length of a page. Coupled with awkward phrasing, a reader is left ...more
EARTH INC is the global economy, dominated by a mob of ruthless multinational corporations. It’s pushing radical changes in t ...more
It is not the first book I am reading on the issue but I definitely liked the way every point was presented and treated. Every driver/issue was presented with the right level of details and the proper framework for anyone to go and study more to complete the picture.
I can't agree more on what he said. We have to change the way we considered the impact of human life and prosperity in planet Earth. It is time we ad ...more
It is unfortunate that Al Gore is still a polarizing figure in American society, because his tour de force, The Future, deserves a wide reading by thoughtful individuals of all political persuasions. The premise, that "no prior period of change remotely resembles what humanity is about to experience", is unassailable. Although the massive collection of supporting material would be hard to come by any other way, any given item can be readily confirmed independently. All information is public. The...more
The book is data-driven and based on facts, research and reporting, not speculation, scaremongering or wild blue-sky thinking. Each chapter is packed with detail, and rather than synopsise each, instead I list the key takeaways from the 6 chapters :
1) The robosourcing / outsourcing characteristic of the increasingly i ...more
The science (especially computer science, life science) and environmental analytical data occupies a non-trivial part of the book, which is refreshing; they are referenced as the main driving forces fo ...more
So I'm going to try to slog through this door-stop of a book. Wish me luck.
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Well, that went poorly. Far too much of what I really already knew to keep my interest. Gore's got a tough problem — he's a pretty polarized figure these days, and so a large portion of his natural audience will ...more
As an Australian with little knowledge or understanding of US politics I was particularly staggered at the state of democracy in America, although I can see worrying parallels here. The chapters on communication, gene technology and climate change exposed important and urgent ...more
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