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An Inconvenient Truth

Research, Discussion, and Debate: An Inconvenient Truth
 
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Author: Al Gore
Publisher: Rodale Books, United States (2006)

Our climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but infact it is happening very quickly - and has become a true planetary emergency. The Chinese expression for crisis consists of two characters. The first is a symbol for danger; the second is a symbol for opportunity. In order to face down the danger that is stalking us and move through it, we first have to recognize that we are facing a crisis. So why is it that our leaders seem not to hear such clarion warnings? Are they resistng the truth because they know that the moment they acknowledge it, they will face a moral imperative to act? Is it simply more convenient to ignore the warnings?

Perhaps, but inconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen. Indeed, when they are not responded to, their significance doesn't diminish; it grows.

This book is an excellent written account of Al Gore's presentation about climate change and the science behind it. All the photos and graphs from the presentation are laid out well in the book and the explanations are kept simple.

Softcover, 328 pages (new)
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