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Author Gore, Al, 1948-
Title An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming / Al Gore, [Adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor.
Pub Info New York. : Viking , c2007.
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Descript 191 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 23 cm.
Audience 1070L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader UG 7.4 2 2 113796
"Adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor"--T.p. verso.
Adaptation of : An inconvenient truth: the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it / by Al Gore, 2006
Summary This young readers' version of the recent documentary film's companion adult volume cuts the page count by about a third but preserves the original's cogent message and many of its striking visuals. After explaining that his interest in the environment predates even his mother's reading of Silent Spring aloud to him as a teenager, Gore proceeds to document steeply rising carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere, and then to link that to accelerating changes in temperature and precipitation patterns worldwide. Using easy-to-grasp graphics and revealing before-and-after photos, he shows how glaciers and ice shelves are disappearing all over the globe with alarming speed, pointing to profound climate changes and increased danger from rising sea levels in the near future. O'Connor rephrases Gore's arguments in briefer, simpler language without compromising their flow, plainly intending to disturb readers rather than frighten them. He writes measured, matter-of-fact prose, letting facts and trends speak for themselves but, suggesting that "what happens locally has worldwide consequences," he closes with the assertion that we will all have to "change the way we live our lives." Like the film, this title may leave readers to look elsewhere for both documentation and for specific plans of action, but as an appeal to reason it's as polished and persuasive as it can be.
Subject Global warming -- Juvenile literature.
Global warming -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- Juvenile literature.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Environmental policy -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Environmental protection -- United States -- Juvenile literature.
Human ecology.
Add Author O'Connor, Jane.
Alt Title Global warming
ISBN 9780670062713
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