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Title:
Our choice : how we can solve the climate crisis
ISBN:
9780670012480

9780142409817
Edition:
Young readers ed.
Publication Information:
New York , N.Y. : Viking Children's Books : Melcher Media : Rodale, c2009.
Physical Description:
207 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
General Note:
Adaptation for children of: Our choice : a plan to solve the climate crisis / Al Gore.
Contents:
What goes up must come down -- We need (carbon-free) energy -- Solar power -- Wind power -- The power of the earth -- Can we grow our fuel? -- Can we capture carbon? -- Should we go nuclear? -- Forests: the lungs of the world -- Down in the dirt -- Nine billion neighbors -- Save energy and save the planet -- A superhighway for electricity -- Changing the way we think -- The true cost of carbon -- Taking action together -- The power of information.
Reading Level:
950 L Lexile
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Summary:
The way we live is taking a toll on our planet. But we can make a choice to change things for the better. In this follow-up to his groundbreaking An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Al Gore explores the primary causes of the current climate crisis and what we can do to help solve it.
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In this follow-up to his groundbreaking AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, former Vice President Al Gore explores the causes of the current climate crisis and what we can do to help solve it. In full color, with photographs, graphics, and illustrations throughout.


Author Notes

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.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 6-10-Gore follows up his eye-opening An Inconvenient Truth (Viking, 2007) by presenting to young people the many possible solutions that might prevent future catastrophic climate changes. This very personal plea introduces the concept of choice on an individual, national, and global level. In chapters discussing a variety of subjects including carbon-free energy sources; forest conservation; overpopulation; and the psychological, political, and religious implications of action and inaction, Gore presents his information clearly and succinctly. Considering the grim prospects ahead, he remains optimistic about a future in which today's youth both understand the problems and are willing to accept the challenges of difficult solutions. He unflinchingly tackles the many forms of misinformation supported by those corporations and entities that stand a chance to lose profits by the changes in energy production and use. Colorful charts and illustrations help to clarify difficult concepts such as "black carbon," "albedo," and "cogeneration." The lack of a glossary, index, and bibliographic citations is unfortunate and may limit the use of the work for research. The book itself is a carbon-neutral publication, printed on post-consumer waste streams, thus adding little to the waste cycle. This is a vital addition to environmental science collections and will prove useful in classroom and science programs.-Eva Elisabeth VonAncken, Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

The title says it all: our choices determine the earth's future, and in this young readers' edition of his similarly titled adult book, Gore speaks straight to the generation that will tackle those decisions. As in his young readers' edition of An Inconvenient Truth (2007), Gore once again presents a holistic call for action: We have to change our laws, we have to change the way we do business, and we have to change the way we think. Gore points to the integral role of youth in the civil-rights movement and challenges his young audience to act on a similar scale, raise awareness of environmental issues, and demand that current lawmakers and executives adopt dramatic, earth-friendly practices. As in the adult edition, the substantive chapters are filled with color photos and diagrams that illustrate the cogent, persuasive text. As in An Inconvenient Truth, the lack of source notes is disappointing. Still, the passionate, informed coverage of environmental issues, from alternative fuel technologies to political obstacles in Washington, makes this an invaluable resource for school and public libraries.--Engberg, Gillian Copyright 2010 Booklist