An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It
An Inconvenient Truth The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It Author:Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth, Gore's groundbreaking battle cry of a follow-up to the bestselling Earth in the Balance, will be published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name that will be seen in theaters across the country in May. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming t... more »hat 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.« less
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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.