Nobel laureate and former vice president Al Gore offers a sober, alarming overview of how the planet stands on the brink of environmental destruction. Yet this sequel to his groundbreaking An Inconvenient Truth delivers the optimistic message that humanity will change in time to stave off self-destruction, though it doesn’t really tackle the question of adaptation.
Gore rolls out well-known facts and data, and laces his report with personal, emotional stories about people and communities that climate change is harming. His deeply informed, persuasive message dispels climate deniers’ myths about global warming and climate change. Gore provides new information, most of it surprisingly hopeful – such as his profiles of the town in Texas that draws all its electricity from solar and wind power, and of entire nations that do without fossil fuels for days and weeks at a time. getAbstract recommends Gore’s beautifully presented and powerful message to residents of Earth.
About the Author
Al Gore, a member of the US Congress for six terms before becoming vice president in 1993, also wrote An Inconvenient Truth, The Future and The Assault On Reason. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 in tandem with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for “their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change.”