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An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global…

An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming (2006)

by Al Gore

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Necesario para una comparación con otras teorías, como las expuestas en "En el ecologista escéptico". Algo desactualizado para estas fechas, pero interesante siempre.
  Frost_99 | Jul 26, 2014 |
The Good: This book, with its large glossy pages, is a very easy read. It's styled in such a way to make even the least scientifically inclined understand its message. Pictures, charts, highly quotable factoids, everything eye-catching and yet very basic. Through this book, you really feel Gore's passion for saving the world from global warming.

The Bad: Unfortunately Al Gore is sort of a boring man. He drones on, which is clear even through the vibrant background. And while this book is informative, it's hard to decipher where the line is between his politics and the cause at hand. ( )
  TequilaReader | Dec 18, 2013 |
The photos and statistics are presented in an easy to grasp format without overwhelming the reader. This book is a useful tool to help introduce issues of environmental consciousness to readers unfamiliar with these topics, but it may seem simple and repetitive for those who are already aware and are looking for more information.

This book was a gift from a good friend who worked for the publisher. ( )
  1stavenue | Sep 20, 2013 |
Most people have heart of former presidential nominee Al Gore's film "An Inconvenient Truth" which focuses on global warming and its effects. This book is a great adaption of the film for young readers. With its full page to two page picture spreads and illustrations, the book places the topic of global warming into a prespective more easily observable by children from ages 8 to 12.

Gore breaks down the complex idea of global warming by dividing the chapters into relatable subtopics. Each subtopic plays a large role in supporting Gore's claims. The only problem, however, is that possibly in an attempt to be brief and to the point, Gore has oversimplified many issues while sensationalizing others. For example, when writing about the effects of Katrina--a storm claimed to be caused by effects of global warming--Gore focuses on only New Orleans rather than mentioning the several other affected cities of the Gulf Coast.

If I were to use this book in a upper grade classroom, it would be part of a larger example of how to use fact-based information in persuasive, informative, or argumentative writing. Gore does well in driving his point home, and I think that is an excellent skill to learn from his book about such a controversial issue. ( )
  dareone32988 | Sep 15, 2012 |
The book to accompany Gore's Academy-award winning movie about Global Warming. The movie reached a lot of people, and the book has followed up on that. Much of what is in the book is simply the same information from the movie, with a few added tidbits. The biggest weakness of this, and the movie, is Gore's tendancy to embrace some questionable solutions, most of which are popular with the business community and Hollywood, but which would likely have only minimal impact on global warming. ( )
  quantum_flapdoodle | Apr 16, 2011 |
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Mr. Gore does a cogent job of explaining how global warming can disrupt delicate ecological balances, resulting in the spread of pests (like the pine beetle, whose migration used to be slowed by colder winters), increases in the range of disease vectors (including mosquitoes, ticks and fleas), and the extinction of a growing number of species.
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The United States emits about a quarter of the world's greenhouse gases, while the entire continent of Africa is responsible for only about five percent. Just as we cannot actually see the greenhouse gases, we do not see their impact on places so far away. But we helped create the suffering in Africa, and we have a moral obligation to fix it.
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This LT work is the original trade edition of Al Gore's 2006 book, An Inconvenient Truth, which is a companion piece to Davis Guggenheim's similarly titled 2006 film. Please do not combine either the book with the movie, or the original trade edition with the Young Adult Version. Thank you.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670062723, Paperback)

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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The former vice-president details the factors contributing to the growing climate crisis, describes changes to the environment caused by global warming, and discusses the shift in environmental policy that is needed to avert disaster.

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