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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Drop in US underground water levels has accelerated: USGS 2013-05-21T09:00-05:00: Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.
How to save a fish, a lake and people 2013-05-21T09:00-05:00: The rapid drop in Lake Malawis water levels, driven by population growth, climate change and deforestation, is threatening its flora and fauna including the fish that fishermen depend on for a livelihood with extinction, say Malawi officials.