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

Author: Al Gore; Melcher Media.
Publisher: New York : Rodale Press, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
Pictorial works
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Al Gore; Melcher Media.
ISBN: 1594865671 9781594865671 9780747589068 0747589062
OCLC Number: 69249460
Notes: "Produced by Melcher Media"--Title page verso.
Awards: Quill award for history/current events/politics, 2006
Description: 325 pages : illustrations (some color), color 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.
Other Titles: Planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it
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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