Waking up to the new world of the Third Industrial Revolution [Big Read]

Written by

Tim Greenhalgh

Posted on

October 21, 2019

There is little doubt that as climate change visibly devastates the world we desperately need new economic ideas and cultural models.

These new paradigms should help us move rapidly to avert the worst effects of global heating as well as giving us a positive overview of what lies ahead.

Every era and each generation produces its own pathfinders – the guides who help to lay out road maps for progress. At the end of this Fossil Fuel Age, Jeremy Rifkin is one of our most inspiring sherpas.

Rifkin is an economist and progressive thinker, whose book “The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and World” is helping to reshape economic strategy in the EU, China and other parts of the globe.

He is not only senior lecturer at the Wharton School’s Executive Education Programme at the University of Pennsylvania and president of the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington but also author of 19 books and a tireless advocate of the need for every country and corporation to wake up to the profound economic shifts happening ri