Our Choice

By Albert Gore, Jr.
(Rodale Press, Paperback, 9781594867347, 416pp.)

Publication Date: November 3, 2009

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the December 2009 Indie Notables
“Al Gore's Our Choice will inform you on what you can do next to help the environment. It turns out we do make a difference.”
-- Margaret Osondu, Osondu Booksellers, Waynesville, NC


Description

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.

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"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 the Author
Former Vice President Al Gore is chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that focuses on a new approach to sustainable investing. The author of two previous bestsellers, "Earth in the Balance" and "An Inconvenient Truth,"


NPR
Friday, Nov 6, 2009

In his new book, Al Gore argues that consumers have "all the tools we need" to solve climate change. But unless the United States takes a leadership role, "it would be impossible to resolve this crisis," he tells NPR. More at NPR.org

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