An Inconvenient Truth

An Inconvenient Truth : The Crisis of Global Warming and What We Can Do About it

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The truth about the climate crisis is an inconvenient one that means we are going to have to change the way we live our lives - and this affects young people above all. Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it has become a true planetary emergency and we need to understand that we are facing a crisis. Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States, has been a passionate advocate of action to halt climate change for many years. In this young adult edition of "An Inconvenient Truth", adapted from his acclaimed book and film, he writes about the urgent need to solve the problems of climate change, presenting facts and information on all aspects of global warming in a direct, thoughtful and compelling way, using explanatory diagrams and dramatic photos to clarify and highlight key issues. For this young adult edition, the text has been edited down from 320 to 192 pages, with younger readership in mind, so sections aimed specifically at adults (e.g. insurance implications, investing in energy and political material)and the text) will be omitted in favour of clear text, appropriate photographs and easily understandable graphs.
The overall aim is to gear the content to the people who will in fact be dealing with global warming for the rest of their lives.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 188 x 226 x 14mm | 480.82g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Young adult ed
  • 0747590966
  • 9780747590965
  • 361,486

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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 'An impeccable slideshow, with just the right balance of gut-wrenching photographs, comprehensive charts and frightening predictions.' New Scientist 'A lucid account of what Gore rightly calls 'a moral issue', delivered with authority, wit and style.' The Observer
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About Al Gore

Al Gore was elected to the US House of Representatives in 1976 and the US Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on 20 January 1993 and served eight years. He is chairman of Generation Investment Management, a London-based firm that is focused on a new approach to Sustainable Investing. He also serves as chairman of Current, an independently owned cable and satellite television network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc., a senior advisor to Google, Inc., and a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He is the author of the 1992 bestseller Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit and An Inconvenient Truth (2006), the companion book to the award-winning documentary film.
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