This is a very well researched and written book.
It is a refreshing take on climate change, which marks it as the very real problem it is while recognizing that humans will adapt to the adversity.
Overall, you WILL learn something (or really a lot of something) from this book and appreciate the work he has put in.
Most of this material is pretty familiar by now (if you keep up with climate change at all). Still, the Book was well done and reads well. Read morePublished 29 days ago by N. Perz
Pro: Informative and intriguing.
Con: Fully forgettable. Nothing from this book stuck with me.
Thought provoking and informative providing a great deal of information that is not otherwise easily available. Read morePublished 11 months ago by barry noakes
Lawrence Smith's scholarly but accessible commentary on planetary societies' demographic trends, natural resource demands, response to climate change and adjustment to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by D.V. Booty
While the analysis of the 4 trends were good, he missed some important insights:
1) What happens to folks in the south while the earth burns up? Read more
The focus of this book is climate change and the resulting shift of people and economies north. I began reading with some skepticsm about climate change, but the author makes an... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Michael E. Martin
Very well researched book. very educational on many aspects of how the world works, like energy and demographics. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Julian Perez Kerr