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

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Children's Literature

This book is a young person's version of an adult book that accompanied a documentary by the same name in 2006.

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 gl
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Hardcover, 192 pages
Published April 10th 2007 by Viking Juvenile
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Andonu R. We read this - feel good ("I did something for the planet": read a book!) - do nothing more. This is what conservatism is. Are there any political pro…moreWe read this - feel good ("I did something for the planet": read a book!) - do nothing more. This is what conservatism is. Are there any political program goals, which could be voted today, and have immediate impact on this planet? Or we're doomed? Or there just aren't on the book?
"I'm not an ecologist. Do you think an ecologist is willing to violently hold someone down to sterilize them? What ecologists do isn't effective: overcome by technology. I am effective.
My idea for conservatism is a bit more extended: it comes down to 'can it actually change the world?' or just makes you feel good. You know: all these words that mean nothing. 'Significant words' in rallies and political speeches."
Pacifism is when you accept past's injustices, like some Beatles' songs, rather than be potentially radical or/and violent. This has a political program.(less)

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Bettie

Pretty sure that Al Gore's books are on a 'soon-to-be-banned' list in a drawer somewhere in 37v2's malfeasant gumment:

Climate scientists preempt possible suppression from White House

Read all you can before this happens.
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Colin Price
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
An accessible text for younger readers, relying far more on pictures and text feature than actual words (cumbersome words, who needs them anyway). I'm sure for anyone who has been living in a cave and doesn't know even the basics of the climate crisis, this would be an okay primer, but it stops short of having any real teeth to motivate change ("Okay Mr. Gore, I won't stand with the refrigerator door open so I can conserve energy. Now let me get back to listening to my iPod while playing Xbox Li ...more
Nancy
Feb 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
Great book for young people about the urgent problem of global warming. Educating them about this crisis is critical going forward.
Phuongpham
Oct 31, 2009 rated it it was amazing
An Inconvenient Truth: the Crisis of Global Warming by Al Gore
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Question 10:
As i read today, many things supprised me that our global is threatened very seriously. I really supprised by how much Co2 you are emitting each year. We release CO2 in the atmosphere when we burn fossil fuels_oil, natureal gas, and coal used in cars, homes, factories, and power plants. Also the book talks about the rainstorms in India, the droughts in Asia and America. It is so dangerous for our Earth. Aft
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Cynda
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I read this book about 2006, shortly after it was published.
As a person who lives on the Texas Gulf Coast and who loves the Earth, I so took to heart the images of Louisiana barrier islands before and after Hurricanes Rita and Katherina. Loss of Estuaries to promote life and Loss of Barrier Islands to protect the land and people inland.
The book presents a consist, concise, illustrated message. Charts, images of shorelkne, graphs of heat building, and more.
I need to re-read this book.
Thank you A
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Karly
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a really interesting and eye-opening read. Especially since it was published in 2006 and Al Gore makes many (scary) predictions for the next 10-15 years...which is now. I’d like to read a follow up to this book to see where we landed with those predictions. Thankfully the last chapter was dedicated to how was can act on climate change and make changes in our lives to help save the planet.
Julie Suzanne
Picked this up during speed dating with a book event that I was running with eighth graders. All of the kids were reading silently so I started reading this one and wanted to bring it home. I’ve never seen the documentary or read the adult version of this book, and it seems like something I should definitely have read. I do know about it…


I would give the straightforward,, concise and effective explanation of Global Warming Five stars if it weren’t so old. I would love an updated version!
Sandy
Sep 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, juvenile
I thought this book had lots of information on the level that kids could understand. Not much else to say about it though. It only had a few pages devoted to talking about what we should do to fix the problems. It was published in 2006 and the information was up to 2005. There should be an updated version since it's now 2019. ...more
Clifford
May 17, 2014 rated it did not like it
A typical book written by a politician. Gore does not refute opposing opinions to his claims, but instead portrays them as misguided or bought and paid for by big oil. If this is the best argument that those who support anthropogenic climate change, then it is no wonder that people are starting to jump ship and abandon the religious fervor of man-made global warming. To support such a theory, you must embrace the detractors and demonstrate with evidence why their argument is wrong. Gore presents ...more
Kate
Dec 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
Having just read a plethora of religious environmental books, I wasn't impressed by the scare tactics and doom and gloom of this message. There are lots of charts and graphs that were hard to understand, and it was mostly scientific points. I missed an underlying ethic or worldview that helps frame this crisis in a manageable way. It's fine to show us that a lot of bad things are happening, but we can't re-freeze the glaciers. Tell us the next step - the pro-active things we can do (other than c ...more
Alison Lake
Mar 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
I just wasn't that into this book. The pictures and the graphics were very interesting and made the text make more sense, especially for teen readers. I just thought that his arguments (in this edition) were a bit oversimplified and certainly one-sided. I'm not saying that global warming is not a threat nor am I saying that I disagree with everything he writes in this book, I just didn't really enjoy the way he wrote it. ...more
Marie  Ash-Evans
Jul 08, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
An very unscientific 'scientific' book! I only recommend this book as an exercise in wish-fulfillment! A wish to be a scientist can be fulfilled without the discipline of a scientific education or experience if you have enough money. I think he wrote his 'facts' they way he wished them to be and certainly in no way proved his thesis. ...more
Sally Ahn
Feb 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Bryson Hough
May 22, 2018 rated it liked it
In this book by Al Gore, it explains global warming. It explains how it began and ways we can stop it. This book does a good job of figuring out why we have major problems with our atmosphere. While he explains the problems he in geniusly explains ways that we can stop or slow down the production of greenhouse gasses. As he explains the ways he also explains how he learned to make it different and more able to relate and make your experiences with it.

I think that the person that would like thi
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Andonu R.
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Emergency? And what should we do mr. Gore? We read this - feel good ("I did something for the planet": read a book!) - do nothing more. This is what conservatism is. Are there any political program goals, which could be voted today, and have immediate impact on this planet? Or we're doomed? Or there just aren't on the book?
"I'm not an ecologist. Do you think an ecologist is willing to violently hold someone down to sterilize them? What ecologists do isn't effective: overcome by technology. I am
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Sieul
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If we say that I erased the part of the front page that said ' the crisis of global warming ' , can you guess what the inconvenient truth mean? I couldn't guess with out the subtitle. After reading this book, I got to think about global warming more. But before reading this book, I still thought about global warming but it was not much as now. I think I know why this book is so popular and this book taught me and now I know that global warming is very serious and dangerous. Also, My mom says thi ...more
Meredith Ritchie
Found this book on my high school's shelf while doing inventory and I am impressed by how approachable it is! It is written for kids/teens. The text is minimal; there are lots of charts and pictures. He references many outside resources. Although I had a basic understanding of climate change (and yes, I did already believe in climate change before reading the book), this books clarified some questions. It is a quick read- I could have probably read it in just a couple hours. Overall, I would rec ...more
Claire Cho
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was interesting(and some part shocking) how the Earth changed since the start of human history. It made me look in a different view after reading this book - how much we're in trouble than we think of, and how we're not taking care of our own planet, where we live on, and where we rely on. I wish many people notice the crisis of the Global Warming we're making, and act different for our future. ...more
Suthakhar Ponnambalam
Dec 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is a starter for anyone looking to understand how global warming has impacted us and continue to do so. It is written in a simple language that even kids can understand. It also has a lot of images that can give a visual representation of the effects of global warming. The only downside I would say is there is a lack of text. But that does not bring down the message it tries to convey. CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL AND ITS HAPPENING NOW.
Gatto
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edu-333
This is a very accessible version of Al Gore's writing on climate change. The pictures and diagrams are vibrant. The information is bite size and never more than half a page at a time. It is easily digestible.

This can be useful for a classroom for research. Students can use it to start discussions about responsibility. What should be done? Should we consider anyone/everyone responsible?
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Chris Meads
This book is geared more for the younger people but it tells a concise and truthful reality of global warming. It is easy to read and the chapters are short. It does show what the US and the rest of other world is and is not doing to prevent any more damage to global warming. It is real and we all need to do something about it.
Connie T.
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
A well-written overview of the global warming crisis. As others have mentioned this is not a text-heavy tome but I feel that works to the book's advantage. An abundance of photos, graphs, and diagrams, along with brief explanations, bring home the scary message that climate change is real. ...more
Jennifer
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This book was very informative. I can see it being used in classrooms. There are pictures on every page which makes it more real rather than reading just facts. It's an older book so if the facts were updated then the results are more scary. ...more
Jennifer Stout
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
A lesson in the global destruction of the Earth. I can see this being used by science teachers as a project for not just students but parents as well. We all need to change our habits so that the Earth will be here for future generations.
Kate Seader
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it
An accessible primer on global warming for early teens. The technology referenced is out of date and population was pointed to as a cause for global warming, which is not the case. We have the resources for our population, they are hoarded and wasted by the wealthy.
Loji
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very real and alarming
Shelby Moore
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
The book An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore is about climate change and it's detrimental impact on society. Gore does a good job at making the book easy to understand by using lots of charts, graphs, pictures, and simple text. An Inconvenient Truth was a very easy read and was slightly too easy which is why I chose 3/5 stars. Gore did a good job of getting his point across but there wasn't very much depth to the information. ...more
Erinn
Jan 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good for teens; too simplistic for a well educated adult.
Regina
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, read-in-august
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Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. was the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton. Gore also served in the U. S. House of Representatives (1977–85) and the U. S. Senate (1985–93), representing Tennessee. Gore was the Democratic nominee for president in the 2000 election, ultimately losing to the Republican candidate George W. Bush in spite ...more

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