An inconvenient truth: the crisis of global warming

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Viking, Apr 10, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 191 pages
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This young readers' version of the recent documentary film's companion adult volume cuts the page count by about a third but preserves the original's cogent message and many of its striking visuals. After explaining that his interest in the environment predates even his mother's reading of Silent Spring aloud to him as a teenager, Gore proceeds to document steeply rising carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere, and then to link that to accelerating changes in temperature and precipitation patterns worldwide. Using easy-to-grasp graphics and revealing before-and-after photos, he shows how glaciers and ice shelves are disappearing all over the globe with alarming speed, pointing to profound climate changes and increased danger from rising sea levels in the near future. O'Connor rephrases Gore's arguments in briefer, simpler language without compromising their flow, plainly intending to disturb readers rather than frighten them. He writes measured, matter-of-fact prose, letting facts and trends speak for themselves but, suggesting that "what happens locally has worldwide consequences," he closes with the assertion that we will all have to "change the way we live our lives." Like the film, this title may leave readers to look elsewhere for both documentation and for specific plans of action, but as an appeal to reason it's as polished and persuasive as it can be.

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The pictures are AMAZING and overall very good!! - Goodreads
This book is a great introduction to global warming. - Goodreads
I liked all of the pictures and diagreams. - Goodreads
Has a lot of pictures to support his view. - Goodreads

Review: An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming: Teen Edition

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This book explains what global warming is, what causes it, and the effects of global warming. Global warming is a climate crisis that can be very difficult to explain to younger readers. In this book ... Read full review

Review: An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming: Teen Edition

User Review  - William - Goodreads

This book is paired with Ship Breaker. I was hoping that Gore himself did the narration, but Beau Bridges has a great voice, too. This book is a great introduction to global warming. It is engaging ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction 10
1978
chapter three 32
2000
chapter four 59
1996
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Politician and businessman Al Gore was born on March 31, 1948. In 1969, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in government from Harvard College. He represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives from 1977-1985 and the Senate from 1985-1993. He was Vice-President of the United States from 1993-2001. He is currently the president of Current TV, chairman of Generation Investment Management, director on the board of Apple Inc., and senior advisor to Google Inc. He lectures on the topic of global warming awareness and prevention and starred in the documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which won the 2007 Academy Award for Documentary Feature. He was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their efforts to educate others about climate change and to find ways to counteract it.