Jeremy Rifkin, from the Wharton School's Executive Education Program, believes that we are on the cusp of a third industrial revolution. He correctly believes that society must make an empathetic leap FIRST, and that then technology and communication will combine to move the human race forward. This is another way, probably much more eloquent than me, of laying out the foundation of economies - rule of law first, only he talks in larger societal terms. This is the same progression in history, again stated more eloquently, that I have been talking about.
Terrific food for thought, those who are into sustainability should appreciate what he has to say. Don't get hung up on the details of global warming, focus on the larger picture that he is saying and stand back and look at the progression of mankind. We are at a crossroads. Are we going to slip backwards, or are we going to march forward? I say forward is possible, but we need to get busy. There are solutions out there, Freedom's Vision is a very large part of progressing to those solutions.