"The climate crisis may at times appear to be happening slowly, but in fact it is happening very quickly - and has become a true planetary emergency....[I]nconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen. Indeed, when they are not responded to, their significance doesn't diminish; it grows." -Al Gore
Ours is a time of revolutionary change that has no precedent in history. With the same passion he brought to the challenge of climate change, and with his decades of experience on the front lines of global policy, Al Gore surveys our planet’s beclouded horizon and offers a sober, learned, and ultimately hopeful forecast in the visionary tradition of Alvin Toffler’s Future Shock and John Naisbitt’s Megatrends. In The Future, Gore identifies the emerging forces that are reshaping our world....
"Who said a book should be easy? Demanding but Amaz"
"Funny and relaxed"
Here is a visionary analysis of how the politics of fear, secrecy, cronyism, and blind faith have combined with the public sphere's degradation to create an environment dangerously hostile to reason. Never has there been a worse time for us to lose the capacity to face the reality of our long-term challenges, from national security to the economy, from issues of health and social welfare to the environment. As The Assault on Reason explains, we have precious little time to waste.
"Partisan but Valuable"
In brave and unforgettable terms, Al Gore, the passionate and lifelong defender of the environment, describes how human actions and decisions can endanger or safeguard the vulnerable ecosystem that sustains us.
"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." (Al Gore, from the Introduction)
"A survey of potential solutions"
Der ehemalige Vizepräsident der USA, Friedensnobelpreisträger und Bestsellerautor Al Gore wagt einen Blick in die Zukunft, identifiziert diejenigen Kräfte, die unser Leben in den kommenden Jahrzehnten am meisten verändern werden, und zeichnet so ein beeindruckend detailliertes Bild der Welt von morgen. Durch diese wegweisende Analyse bewirkt er ein Umdenken, denn nur wem es gelingt, die Chancen und Risiken der Zukunft zu erkennen, kann sie auch gestalten.
Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States, speaks on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, August 28, 2008.