An inconvenient truth: the crisis of global warming

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Publisher:
Viking :
Pub. Date:
c2007.
Language:
English
Description
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 global warming. Now, Viking has adapted this book for the most important audience of all: today's youth, who have no choice but to confront this climate crisis head-on.

Dramatic full-color photos, illustrations, and graphs combine with Gore's effective and clear writing to explain global warming in very real terms: what it is, what causes it, and what will happen if we continue to ignore it. An Inconvenient Truth will change the way young people understand global warming and hopefully inspire them to help change the course of history.

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ISBN:
9780670062720
9780670062713
Reading Level:
UG
Level 7.4, 2 Points
Lexile measure:
1070L
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display_description This young readers' version of the recent documentary film's companion adult volume cuts the page count by about a third but preserves the original's cogent message and many of its striking visuals. After explaining that his interest in the environment predates even his mother's reading of Silent Spring aloud to him as a teenager, Gore proceeds to document steeply rising carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere, and then to link that to accelerating changes in temperature and precipitation patterns worldwide. Using easy-to-grasp graphics and revealing before-and-after photos, he shows how glaciers and ice shelves are disappearing all over the globe with alarming speed, pointing to profound climate changes and increased danger from rising sea levels in the near future. O'Connor rephrases Gore's arguments in briefer, simpler language without compromising their flow, plainly intending to disturb readers rather than frighten them. He writes measured, matter-of-fact prose, letting facts and trends speak for themselves but, suggesting that "what happens locally has worldwide consequences," he closes with the assertion that we will all have to "change the way we live our lives." Like the film, this title may leave readers to look elsewhere for both documentation and for specific plans of action, but as an appeal to reason it's as polished and persuasive as it can be.
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subject_facet Environmental policy -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Environmental protection -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Global warming -- Government policy -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Global warming -- Juvenile literature, Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- Government policy -- United States -- Juvenile literature, Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- Juvenile literature, Human ecology -- Juvenile literature
title_display An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming
title_full An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming / Al Gore ; [adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor]
title_short An inconvenient truth :
title_sub the crisis of global warming
topic_facet Environmental policy, Environmental protection, Global warming, Government policy, Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric, Human ecology