10 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful
Bryan S. (bswiz) reviewed An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It on
Helpful Score: 5
Very good, easy to read book. It amazes me that some people continue to deny that global warming is a real problem in the face of so much factual evidence. No matter what you think of Gore, the topic is worth learning about. There are small segments mixed in the book about Gore himself - his childhood, family, etc. You could skip them, but it gives insight into Gore and how he developed his values and concerns about the environment. The book concludes with a section about how you can make a difference in your own home and life.
Definitely worth a read - or watch the movie, which has 99% of the same information (some of it word for word).
Chris P. (Chrispy65) reviewed An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It on
Helpful Score: 3
Let me first say that I'm still walking the fence on the global warming issue. But I did feel that the book makes a compelling argument toward the Save our Planet side. This book has inspired me to take responsibility for myself and my actions, because my view on global warming has now become "Whether or not global warming is fact, I will keep my contribution to a minimum." Isn't that only fair to our planet?
Smart, well written, and informative book that should be life changing for many people. Gore should be regarded as an environmental hero - 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.
I haven't seen the movie, but it does seem like a power point presentation, it's lots of pictures and maps, especially compelling are the pictures of (sites of) glaciers 40 or so years apart. I don't see anything that he needs to backtrack from 6 years later.
Conveniently, Al Gore seems to think his opinion is all that counts. There is a notable absence of references to support his claim. True or not, this book is worthless as a resource. Much better: The Skeptical Environmentalist.
Maggie W. (jannie22) reviewed An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It on
A great book to make you think about our own contributions to the ecology problems. It made
me more aware of simple things I can do to make
a difference in the amount of CO 2 that gets released
into the air each day.
It makes you wonder what a change our world would
be if Gore had won the election.
It is scary to see how much of the ice is melting
in Greenland, North and South Poles, Antartica.
Nathan B. (BCMbum11) reviewed An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It on
While the book is a really easy read, it is also very easy to see that this book was not very well thought out. I personally and a college student studying the weather, and many "facts" in this book are not even close to what you can find in ANY meteorological textbook.