Summary of The Case for Optimism on Climate Change

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The Case for Optimism on Climate Change summary
Is climate change the death knell for the planet? Al Gore is passionately optimistic about the future.


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Even as former US vice president Al Gore catalogs the devastating effects of global climate change, he provides cause for hope. Installations of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are going up as costs go down. The investment community has taken notice, pouring money into this exciting opportunity. Yet curbing the tide requires cooperation among nations in support of Earth’s citizens. getAbstract highly recommends this elucidating talk by the author of An Inconvenient Truth.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why societies must adapt to stave off climate change and
  • Why humanity can, with the will to act, successfully fight climate change.


Earth’s atmosphere is a thin layer that envelops the planet. Human industry pours 110 million tons of pollution into this fragile shell each day, which has accumulated to such a degree that...
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Former US vice president Al Gore is the chair of the Climate Reality Project, which works to solve climate change.

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