Yes, there were some very interesting "facts" but the value was mitigated by a healthy dose of progressive politics injected into the dialog from time to time.
l'enfer c'est les autres
I enjoy the book except for the parts when he's being a futurist and he's trying to predict the future. Other than that, he has a lot to say and I enjoyed the book.
Nothing but a waste of time and money. If the authors would have been able to stick to the facts and the truth I could have enjoyed it, but they had to interject their erroneous opinions and lie about the right. Too bad.
In a world where the rhetoric only addresses the problems but offers little in terms of approaches or solutions, Abundance provides some valuable insights into how we can succeed. It see historical context to demonstrate that these solutions are well within our ability and reminds us just how far we have come as a species.
One fly in this presentation is the lingering shadow of the irrational global warming histeria. Specifically, the author tells us in chapter ten that word crop production will decine by 10 - 20 % 2012 - 2022 (19 min ) . The book was publised in February 2012, and its now mid 2016. So I looked it up and planetary crop production was up
Not sure about the global warming parts referenced here and the relativeness to the content
I would definitely recommend this to a friend who was feeling pessimistic about the future and needed a little pick me up to look at the better things to come.
Learning about how rare aluminum was just a couple hundred years ago in contrast to how "Abundant" it is today was somewhat of an eye opener.