Our Choice: How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis by Al Gore
  

Our Choice: How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis

Written by Al Gore

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Al Gore’s powerful contribution to the climate change debate is presented here in an accessible format for younger readers. His proposals are both simple and radical. He believes that climate change affects every part of our lives and that everyone has a part to play in doing all they can to slow the process. Our Choice offers inspiring ways of thinking about climate change at every level from the smallest personal decisions to the largest political strategies. Excellent illustrations match the text perfectly.

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Our Choice: How We Can Solve the Climate Crisis by Al Gore

Al Gore has been a passionate advocate of action to halt climate change for many years. In his bestselling book An Inconvenient Truth , adapted from his acclaimed film, he wrote about the urgent need to address the problems of climate change, presenting comprehensive facts and information on all aspects of global warming in a direct, thoughtful and compelling way, using explanatory diagrams and dramatic photographs to clarify and highlight key issues. Adopting the same lucid technique in Our Choice , he proposes solutions at every level of our lives, from the personal and local, to the national and political, to the area of international policy and law. For this young adult edition, the text has been edited down with a 12-year-old-plus readership in mind, so sections aimed specifically at adults will be omitted in favour of clear text, appropriate photographs and easily understandable graphs. The overall aim is to gear the content towards the people who will, in fact, be dealing with global warming throughout their lives.

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'You can't fault his sincerity, rigour and energy as he pleads, with recourse to blinding graphs and damning photo evidence, that we all, especially his fellow countrymen, need to sit up and realise that global warming is neither a wacky theory nor a political manifesto, but stone-cold reality' Time Out

'A lucid account of what Gore rightly calls a moral issue , delivered with authority, wit and style' Observer

About the Author

Al Gore

Albert Arnold Gore, Jr is the former forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, who served from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Gore also served in the U. S. House of Representatives (1977–85) and the U. S. Senate (1985–93), representing Tennessee. A prominent environmental activist, Gore was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize (together with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) for the "efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."

Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in the 2000 election, ultimately losing to the Republican candidate George W. Bush in spite of winning the popular vote. A legal controversy over the Florida election recount, eventually settled in favor of Bush by the Supreme Court, made the election one of several controversial Presidential elections in American history.

More recently, Gore has been an environmental activist, lecturing on the topic of global warming, which he labels "the climate crisis." In 2006, he appeared in the An Inconvenient Truth, a documentary film that described vividly the causes and consequences of global warming. The film won multiple awards, including the 2006 Academy Award for Documentary Feature and Academy Award for Best Original Song. Gore helped to organize the July 7, 2007 benefit concert Live Earth in an effort to raise awareness about climate change. Today, Gore is chairman of the American television channel Current TV, chairman of Generation Investment Management, a director on the board of Apple Inc. An unofficial advisor to Google's senior management, chairman of the Alliance for Climate Protection and a partner in the venture capital firm, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, heading that firm's climate change solutions group.

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Format

Paperback
208 pages
Interest Age: 11-14

Author

Al Gore
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Author's Website

www.algore.com/

Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date

3rd November 2009

ISBN

9780747590996

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