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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Is the Wests dry spell really a megadrought? 2013-12-13T09:00-05:00: The drought that has been afflicting most of the Western states for the past 13 years may be a megadrought, like nothing else seen over the past 1,000 years, according to research presented at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting on Wednesday and Thursday.
Mexicos pride, oil, may be opened to outsiders 2013-12-13T09:00-05:00: In what could be the biggest economic change in two decades, President Enrique Pea Nieto is on the verge of rewriting the Constitution to open Mexicos oil, gas and electricity industry to private investment a provocative move expected to lure international oil companies.