• Ramez Naam

    Author of "The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet"

    Ramez Naam is a computer scientist and the H.G. Wells Award-winning author of three books. His most recent is The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet. In that book, Ramez argues that we are caught between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, we face myriad environmental and natural resource challenges, from climate change to the depletion of fresh water to finite fossil fuel supplies. On the other hand, our consumption of resources is on path to grow for the century ahead, as billions in Asia and Africa rise out of poverty. Our only viable strategy in this situation is to innovate to grow the pie of available resources. If we do so quickly enough, we can grow global wealth tremendously even as we shrink humanity’s impact on our planet.

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