for An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore
This volume adapted from A New Generation, Gore’s book for adults, focuses on the history and science of global warming and the impact of climate change on the earth. The straightforward narrative and compelling visuals jump from idea to idea, designed to showcase cause and effect as they highlight the stunning environmental changes that have taken place in recent decades, and the impact those changes have had on the lives of plants, animals, and people. Gore clearly understands the need to leave his audience empowered rather than merely overwhelmed, ending with a chapter titled “Crisis=Opportunity” that documents real-world solutions that can make a difference, and the Kyoto Protocol that has been adopted by many nations around the world, and individual cities in the United States. Older children and teens who have seen the movie An Inconvenient Truth will recognize the substance of this book from Gore’s public lectures on climate change that are documented in that film. They can turn to this volume as a refresher on facts and figures, and for provocative examples of global warming’s impact on the earth. Those unfamiliar with the film, or with the scope of the issue, will find this an accessible—and sobering—introduction to the topic. (Ages 11–16)
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An Inconvenient Truth--Gore's groundbreaking, battle cry of a follow-up to the bestselling Earth in the Balance--is being published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that Gore created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, who is one of our environmental heroes--and a leading expert--brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness--and with humor, too--that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked. This riveting new book--written in an accessible, entertaining style--will open the eyes of even the most skeptical.
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