"An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore

Wednesday 13 May 2009
by  Benjamin Ws
popularity : 16%

What if you were to learn... the reasons why summers are getting hotter, why the ice caps are melting, and why we must all start acting now?

Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth” reveals all in a commited, warm and teacherly tone. The author’s fascination with policy minutiae has been tamed within these pages; his love of charts and graphs has been put to good use, illustrating clearly the human-caused elevation in carbon dioxide levels during the past fifty years, the simultaneous rise in Northern Hemisphere temperatures, and the correlation between the two. Al Gore points out that twenty of the twenty-one hottest years measured "have occurred within the last 25 years", adding that the hottest year yet was 2005 — a year in which in "more than 200 cities and towns" in the Western United States heat records were broken.

A very good read and easy to understand, Al Gore’s "Incovenient Truth" well deserves its popularity and its ground-breaking effect. It has caused a whole new generation to be conscious of this new problem we have to face, and that it is necessary for everybody to start acting NOW!