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 worldwide thinkers and leaders." - Steven Pinker
Climate switch. Finite fossil fuels. clean water depletion. emerging commodity costs. Ocean acidification. Overpopulation. Deforestation. Feeding the world's billions.

We're beset via an array of average source and environmental demanding situations. They pose a major threat 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 related difficulties, yet in simple terms whilst we now have targeted our energies on innovation. For the main worthwhile source we've is not oil, water, gold, or land - it really is our stockpile of invaluable principles, and our regularly turning out to be potential to extend them.

In this amazing e-book, Ramez Naam charts a direction to supercharge innovation - through altering the principles of our economic system - that could lead the complete international to bigger wealth and human healthiness, whilst we avoid looming source crunches and environmental mess ups and decrease our influence at the planet.

From solar energy to desalination, from subsequent iteration vegetation to subsequent iteration batteries, from applied sciences that can scrub carbon from our skies to those who may possibly flip our rubbish dumps into piles of precious assets - suggestions are attainable: yet provided that we put money into innovation, and provided that we positioned the proper incentives in position worldwide. This publication indicates the scope of the issues, the panorama of the strategies, and coverage alterations we have to make to deliver these options to fruition.

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