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Peak Oil: Jeremy Rifkin - The Third Industrial Revolution

4y ago


Writer and thinker Jeremy Rivkin delivers this address to the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) in London on the critical need to develop our economies into a post carbon Third Industrial Revolution, or else we'll spiral into a "dangerous endgame". Rivkin is the president of the Foundation of Economic Trends and the author of numerous books on the impact of scientific and technological changes in on the economy, the workforce, society and the environment. Rifkin is compelling in addressing the coming convergence of internet technology and digital communications with energy and environmental issues. He has been an advisor to the European Union since 2002 and in that capacity has been the principle architect of the Third Industrial Revolution long term economic sustainability plan addressing the global economic crisis, energy security and climate change. ------------------------------------------ A little heavy on the "hydrogen economy", which many experts believe to be an unrealisable (but awesomely attractive) dream. Still, Jeremy obviously gets "peak oil" and "climate change"! ------------------------------------------ Sourced from the Australian ABC's Big Ideas program as a free MP4 download: