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Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis (Abridged)by Al Gore
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In his next major work, Al Gore helps listeners take the next steps in their lives to really get the seriousness of the climate crisis, and to call on visionaries and influential entrepreneurs, scientists, community and government leaders to begin pushing the envelope towards finding the big ideas that can become reality and help solve the climate crisis.
As he did to great success in An Inconvenient Truth, Gore will offer a mix of the personal and the philosphoical, from taking listeners through the process of environmentally retrofitting his own home to presenting a new "creation myth" that explains in terms both poetic and real how we can begin to view ourselves as one with the earth, not merely its inhabitants. Expanding on his unique and proven ability to share abstract and scientific material in a compelling, accessible fashion, Gore will help listeners distinguish between what has already been accomplished, what is on the way to being a reality, and what, at this point, is just a big idea waiting for testing, funding, or someone to recognize its validity.
Drawing on his imcomparable access to the people behind the ideas, Gore will collect the most promising and provocative thoughts on the topic and translate them into terms the average listener will understand and relate to.
Our Choice will pick up where An Inconvenient Truth left off, providing a blueprint for solving the global climate crisis and drawing on Mr. Gores forty years of experience as a student, policymaker, author, filmmaker, entrepreneur, and activist. A co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 for his environmental work, Mr. Gore illuminates the real solutions to the climate crisis and describes a comprehensive global strategy to implement them urgently. Our Choice will be an inspiring call to action for those ready to fight for solutions that really work--including some bold initiatives that were deemed impossible only a short time ago but are now gaining support around the world.
Since the publication of the New York Times bestseller An Inconvenient Truth and the release of the Academy Award-winning film of the same title, Mr. Gore has led more than thirty “Solutions Summits” with top scientists, engineers, and policy experts to examine every solution to the climate crisis in depth and detail. Our Choice draws on conclusions developed through those summits as well as on extensive independent research, describing how the bold choices necessary to save the earths climate should also be the foundations of policies worldwide to create new jobs and stimulate sustainable economic progress.
A Call to Action that Answers the Questions Posed by the Grammy Award-Winning An Inconvenient Truth
It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will.
Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and effectively address many persistent causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the prospects of future generations, giving them a chance to live healthier, more prosperous lives as they continue their pursuit of happiness.
Our Choice gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis. It is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action — not only on an individual basis, but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now confronts us.
There is an old African proverb that says, If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together. We have to go far, quickly.
We can solve the climate crisis. It will be hard, to be sure, but if we can make the choice to solve it, I have no doubt whatsoever that we can and will succeed. — AL GORE, from the introduction
About the Author
John Slattery has starred on Broadway in Rabbit Hole, Betrayal, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor. Off-Broadway credits include Three Days of Rain (L.A. Critics Award, Drama Desk nom.), and The Lisbon Traviata. On television he has been seen in Ed, K Street, Sex and the City, and Will and Grace. Films include Flags of Our Fathers, Mona Lisa Smile, The Station Agent,Traffic, and Sleepers.
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