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.
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.
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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With this book, the author, former Vice President Al Gore brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness - and with humor, too - that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked.… (more)