The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet

Ramez Naam

"Brilliant" - Ray Kurzweil
"Required studying for all international thinkers and leaders." - Steven Pinker
Climate swap. Finite fossil fuels. clean water depletion. emerging commodity costs. Ocean acidification. Overpopulation. Deforestation. Feeding the world's billions.

We're beset by way of an array of typical source and environmental demanding situations. They pose a massive probability to human prosperity, to global peace, and to the planet itself.

Yet, if we act, those difficulties are addressable. all through background we've got conquer comparable difficulties, yet merely whilst we have now centred our energies on innovation. For the main important source we've is not oil, water, gold, or land - it is our stockpile of helpful principles, and our constantly turning out to be means to extend them.

In this notable publication, Ramez Naam charts a direction to supercharge innovation - by way of altering the foundations of our financial system - which can lead the total global to larger wealth and human healthiness, at the same time we stay clear of looming source crunches and environmental failures and decrease our influence at the planet.

From solar energy to desalination, from subsequent iteration plants to subsequent iteration batteries, from applied sciences which could scrub carbon from our skies to people who might flip our rubbish dumps into piles of necessary assets - options are attainable: yet provided that we put money into innovation, and provided that we positioned definitely the right incentives in position world wide. This ebook exhibits the scope of the issues, the panorama of the suggestions, and coverage alterations we have to make to carry these options to fruition.

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