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An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming

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Former Vice President Al Gore's New York Times #1 bestselling book is a daring call to action, exposing the shocking reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and the future we face if we do not take action to stop global warming. Now, Viking has adapted this book for the most important audience of all: today's youth, who have no choice but to confront this climate crisis head-on.

Dramatic full-color photos, illustrations, and graphs combine with Gore's effective and clear writing to explain global warming in very real terms: what it is, what causes it, and what will happen if we continue to ignore it. An Inconvenient Truth will change the way young people understand global warming and hopefully inspire them to help change the course of history.

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"[F]ew, if any, books for youth offer such a dynamic look at the climate issues threatening our Earth." -Booklist, starred review

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"Multiple copies should be in every school and library." -Kirkus, starred review

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Former Vice President Al Gore is currently the chairman of both Current TV and Generational Investment Management. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990, and served eight years as vice president of the United States, from 1993 to 2000. He is the author of the 1992 bestseller Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit. He lives with his wife, Tipper, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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mtyson, December 4, 2008 (view all comments by mtyson)
“A Lost Truth”
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An Inconvenient Truth By: Al Gore

Al Gore’s, An Inconvenient Truth, encompasses our world in a new light. Gore creates a great flow throughout the reading. He mixes his personal life experiences and how they have been affected by these changes in our earth. Gore takes you on a journey from him at a young age to a working politician and how he grew to become a walking protest for such an important cause. The book is full of vivid images that show examples of this devastating phenomenon that has taken over our planet: Global Warming. Through the book, Gore proves,” Many people are convinced, mistakenly, that the Earth is so big, human beings can’t do serious damage to it” (18). Not only does he prove this statement wrong, but he approaches this crisis with a touch of hope and optimism for his readers. Of course, the book would start off with a brief history and explanation of global warming but it also gives us a glimpse at a clear picture of how we as people have changed the earth’s composition.
Secondly, Gore bluntly states the evidence of how we have affected earth in a dangerous way in every descriptive detail and illustration. He starts off with a depiction of glaciers all over the world to the rise of heat waves which have then created more frequent, bigger hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, and damaging weather. He speaks of these extreme events that have happened, with a sense of passion and disgust, for example Hurricane Katrina. “ There are no words to describe it. One of America’s greatest cities had been literally drowned”(68-70). Gore happens to shed truth into the light. He mentions the effects and changes for us humans, but also wildlife, plant life, and landforms here on earth. The truth of trashing our planet to animal extinction to losing landforms to the thought of not having freshwater, makes you question the morals of our world. We have lived so contently off this still unknown land that we have yet to realize the damages we have caused. Gore leaves you with an inconvenient truth that shocks you and then makes you want to do something about it. It’s like sublimation of our glaciers: ice to water fluid and for us it’s ignorance to knowledge. An Inconvenient Truth, is a fantastic read that takes you on a empowering ride of learning about this havoc we have caused and what we can do about as a people and individually. The last sentence Gore leaves you with, ‘It is our only home. And we must take care of it”(180). This only leaves you with a thought, without Earth, where would we be. It’s one of the most important things we should be worried about, but it is a lost truth that only Al Gore has happened to remind us about with his groundbreaking book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780670062713
Subtitle:
The Crisis of Global Warming
Author:
Gore, Albert
Author:
Gore, Albert, Jr.
Author:
Gore, Al
Publisher:
Viking Juvenile
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Climatic changes
Subject:
Environmental protection
Subject:
Science & Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
Global warming
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Environmental Studies
Subject:
Science & Technology / Environmental Science & Technology Ecology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.24x7.70x.82 in. 1.53 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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