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on February 2, 2012
This is a must read for anyone who is seriously concerned about the future for our planet. Jeremy Rifkin, sets out in a clear and easily readably way, why the ecological and economic future is so very bleak if we do nothing to change the state quo. But he goes even further, and lays down the way out by envisioning a whole new way of of obtaining and sharing energy that will get us away from oil dependancy. His vision for a new world is exciting and what is very promising is the fact that there are cities and even a country (Monaco),that are getting started on implementing his ideas.
This is one of the most hopeful books I have read for a long time. The sad news seems to be that the USA is still dragging it's feet in even considering his ideas, although, San Antonio, of all places, has started work on introducing The Third Industrial Revolution to it's people! So perhaps in time, even America will come around.
This book should be compulsory reading for all high school students and politicians of all stripes.
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on November 29, 2011
Ripkin is a fascinating futurist who doesn't let what is get in the way of what will be or what might be.
He get's it all- Peak Oil, Climate Change, and the bubble economies of the world.
A fascinating read, and really a must read if you want to understand where human civilization is headed in the coming decades.
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on November 24, 2013
Everyone who thinks about the planet and the mess we have made of the environment should read this book. It gives me hope to see the changes that are already taking place in the world around me. This book provides a roadmap, an approach to resolving the inevitable energy crisis and chaos that will ensue if we don't get our act together. I highly recommended that you read this book.
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on May 30, 2014
Great book a true visionary that needs to sell the world on the new way we the survivors need to be focused and accept the inevitable
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on December 2, 2015
Good, inspirational book ( although the technicalities of an energy transition are not explained). I lent it to one of my teachers!
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on November 3, 2014
Intelligent storyline to build a 22nd Century business around!
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on December 29, 2014
Good information but very slow going.
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on July 30, 2015
worth it
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on March 31, 2016
Rifkin book is really bad. full of self promotion and wishful thinking on 3D printing.
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