Almost a decade ago, Al Gore was presented with a question, "what are the drivers of global change?" Unable to immediately answer the question in full, he has continued to revisit the query, and over the last two years has researched, analyzed and produced a complex and comprehensive map of the forces that are shaping our world. The result is "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." While mapping the future is a risky undertaking, perhaps the only thing riskier is doing nothing.
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Lake Mead on track for record low water level amid drought 2015-04-25T09:00-05:00: Nevada's Lake Mead, the largest capacity reservoir in the United States, is on track to drop to its lowest water level in recorded history on Sunday as its source, the Colorado River, suffers from 14 years of severe drought, experts said on Friday.
U.S. to assume Arctic Council chair amid dispute over Russian military moves 2015-04-25T09:00-05:00: The United States will take over Friday as chair of the Arctic Council, the international body of representatives from eight nations with territory in the region. U.S. delegates theyll focus on the impact of climate change on the Arctic and its peoples. And despite divisions between some members, observers say they dont believe councils work will be disrupted.