Our Choice by Al Gore
A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis

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It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will.

Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and effectively address many persistent causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the prospects of future generations, giving them a chance to live healthier, more prosperous lives as they continue their pursuit of happiness.

Our Choice
gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis. It is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action—not only on an individual basis but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now confronts us.

There is an old African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together."

We have to go far, quickly.

We can solve the climate crisis. It will be hard, to be sure, but if we can make the choice to solve it, I have no doubt whatsoever that we can and will succeed.

—AL GORE, from the introduction

 

About Al Gore

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Al Gore is the cofounder and chairman of Current TV, an Emmy Award-winning, independently owned cable and satellite television news and information network for young people based on viewer-created content, citizen journalism, and investigative reporting. He is also cofounder and chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm focused on a new approach to sustainable investing. Gore is a partner with the venture capial firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a member of the Board of Directors of Apple, and a senior advisor to Google. He is a visiting professor at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and chairs a nonprofit organization designed to help solve the climate crisis-the Alliance for Climate Protection-to which he is donating 100 percent of his earnings from this book.  Gore was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and then to the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served for eight years. He is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, An Inconvenient Truth, and The Assault on Reason and was featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary. He was a corecipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.  Al Gore lives in Nashville, Tennessee. He and his wife, Tipper, have four children and three grandchildren.
 
Published November 3, 2009 by Rodale Books. 416 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Huffington Post

He is the author of many books, most recently Fight Global Warming Now and Deep Economy.

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Common Sense Media

By presenting an e-book as an app, Al Gore can include stunning photos, graphics, and videos that present tons of information in creative ways.

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Daily Kos

Despite lack of consistent government support, wind energy seems to be developing at a slow but steady pace in the U.S. According to Gore, geothermal energy (Chapter 5) is one of the "most promising potential sources" of energy (p.

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Daily Kos

It's just that Our Choice the book is outclassed by Our Choice the app.

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National Review Online

If you want to create a brainwashed generation of American green shirts — the northern half of the Western hemisphere certainly dominates the globe, eh?

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The New American

Al Gore's new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, is an exercise in emotionally charged propaganda calling for mankind to give up its standard of living and accept large increases in government power for the sake of the environment.

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Australian Women Online

THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE ONLINE AT: Australian retailers: Fishpond.com.au – AU$26.95 QBD The Bookshop – AU$35.00 The Nile – AU$31.49 SeekBooks.com.au – AU$31.50 Tania McCartney is an author of both children’s books and adult non-fiction.

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