The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change (Gore 2013)

al gore, the future: six drivers of global change

In his most recent book, published at the beginning of 2013, Al Gore identifies 6 major trends that are shaping our world:

  1. economic globalization – ‘Earth, Inc.’
  2. revolution in communication & technology (ICT) – ‘the Global Mind’
  3. power shifting from West to East, wealthy to emerging countries, political systems to markets, nation-states to private actors – power shift
  4. unsustainable exponential growth in consumption, pollution & depletion of resources – unsustainability
  5. genomic, biotechnology, neuroscience & life sciences revolutions increasing our manipulation of evolution – bioengineering
  6. radical disruption in the relationship between the global system and earth’s ecology – global climate disruption/Anthropocene (goes hand in hand with (4) above)
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