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An Inconvenient Truth, by Al Gore

By an everyday book reader
March 1, 2007

The truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one that means we are going to have to change the way we live our lives.

Al Gore's groundbreaking book, An Inconvenient Truth, brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world, as well as photographs, charts, and other illustrations to document the reality of global warming - and to sound a warning bell for action before it's too late.

An Inconvenient Truth: A Planetary Emergency of Global Warming & What We Can Do About It
by Al GoreBook Picture

Softcover: 328 pages
ISBN: 9781594865671, 1594865671
Rodale Books
May 2006

"Some experiences are so intense while they are happening, time seems to stop altogether."

Filled with personal anecdotes and observations about how this issue has become a central focus in Mr. Gore's life - and why he believes it is the crucial issue of our time - this book shows that global warming is not just about science, nor is it just a political issue: it is a moral issue and we have a responsibility to do something about it.

Destined to become a classic, this accessible, entertaining, and thorough book is a unique reference for anyone who wants more information about global warming as well a guidebook for those who want to join the fight.

Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly - and has become a true planetary emergency. The Chinese expression for crisis consists of two characters. The first is a symbol for danger; the second is a symbol for opportunity. In order to face down the danger that is stalking us and move through it, we first have to recognize that we are facing a crisis. So why is it that our leaders seem not to hear such clarion warnings?

Are they resisting the truth because they know that the moment they acknowledge it, they will face a moral imperative to act? Is it simply more convenient to ignore the warnings?

Perhaps, but inconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen. Indeed, when they are not responded to, their significance doesn't diminish; it grows.

Al Gore, is the former Vice President and chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing. Gore is a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc., and a senior adviser to Google, Inc. Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. He is the author of the 1992 bestseller Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit.

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