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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Rising oceans a slow-moving disaster, but also a business opportunity 2015-01-26T09:00-05:00: Miami is being swallowed by the Atlantic Ocean. There's this optimism and this building boom, but at the same time, fears about property insurance rates that could cause the housing market to collapse. Developers in south Florida are hoping to capitalize on rising water levels.