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An inconvenient truth : the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it

Author: Albert Gore; Melcher Media.
Publisher: New York : Rodale Press, ©2006.
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With this book, the author, former Vice President Al Gore brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness - and with humor, too - that the fact of global warming is not in question and that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Gore; Melcher Media.
ISBN: 1594865671 9781594865671
OCLC Number: 69249460
Notes: "Produced by Melcher Media"--T.p. verso.
Description: 325 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Effects and consequences of global warming: climate crisis - The atmosphere and greenhouse gases - Temperatures and ocean warming - Shrinking of glaciers - Floods and precipitation changes - Increased storms, hurricanes, droughts - Effects on the Poles: Antarctica and the Arctic regions - Effects on the oceans - Effects on forests and deforestation - Rivers and the consequences of irrigation - Vectors for emerging infectious diseases - Effects of energy and the new technologies - The Politicization of global warming - Global stewardship.
Responsibility: Al Gore.
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With this book, the author, former Vice President Al Gore brings together leading-edge research from top scientists around the world; photographs, charts, and other illustrations; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness - and with humor, too - that the fact of global warming is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked.

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