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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Off the Shelf 0607-24

An Inconvenient Truth
By Al Gore
© 2006

The book replicates the movie, complete with bar graphs, photographs, and graphics from the pictorial presentation. Gore’s words remain powerful on paper, as well. In case you haven’t been following the recent attention on global warming, your eyes will be opened with this read.

Gore’s premise of the transformation and impending destruction of our planet Earth, as well as his recommendations for individual change, have been criticized; however, he makes his case with statistics, stories, and scientific suggestions. Some of tidbits include:

  • Greenhouse gases (most visibly carbon dioxide) impact climate change.
  • Increased modern consumption of oil, natural gas, and coal have increased the release gases into the atmosphere, thus increasing the temperatures of our planet.
  • Warmer temperatures impact the strength and duration of hurricanes by increasing wind velocity and storm moisture condensation.

Whether you are for or against the controversy surrounding global warning, this book offers undeniable facts and sobering pictures to help you draw conclusions. You can also get more information at the website: http://www.climatecrisis.net/

My recommendation: 5 out of 5 stars
Submitted by M. Coleman, Media Specialist

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