The Infinite Resource

infinite Resource coverClimate change. Finite fossil fuels. Fresh water depletion. Rising commodity prices. Ocean acidification. Deforestation. Feeding the world’s billions. We’re beset by an array of natural resource and environmental challenges that pose a tremendous risk to human prosperity, to world peace, and to the planet itself. Yet if we act now, technologist Ramez Naam argues, these problems are addressable. In this remarkable and important book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet, he argues that our most valuable resource isn’t oil, water, gold, or land, it’s our continually growing capacity to innovate. He charts a course to supercharge innovation by changing the rules of our economy, which can lead the whole world to greater human safety and well-being. Harvard’s Steven Pinker says “This book contains a plan — probably the only plan — to save the world.” (University Press of New England)