(E–pub) An Inconvenient Truth AUTHOR Al Gore

  • Paperback
  • 328
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Al Gore
  • English
  • 07 February 2020
  • 9781594865671

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characters An Inconvenient Truth ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Round the world With this book Gore who is one of our environmental heroes and a leading expert 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. I don t even know what to say about this exceptAl Gore owns a jet

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characters An Inconvenient Truth ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook An Inconvenient Truth Gore's groundbreaking battle cry of a follow up to the bestselling Earth in the Balance is being published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that Gore created and delivers to groups a. I ve just finished reading Al Gore s book on climate change and I have to say that I was not particularly impressed I hadn t expected a great piece of literature and I wasn t wrong But I m not going to pick holes Gore s turgid prose style though I do wonder if the text was even looked at by an editor My problem is with Gore s representation of the scientific data on global warmingIt s clear that the temperature of the earth has been increasing in recent decades And it s also clear that human activities in particular the production of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide have contributed to this increase in temperature It is not entirely clear how much of this change in temperature can be attributed to human activity Gore however never mentions that natural non anthropogenic factors may contributing to climate change He leaves the reader with the impression that the increase in global temperature is entirely anthropogenic see pages 66 and 67 for exampleThis is not the scientific consensus The scientific consensus as cited in Naomi Oreskes survey study mentioned approvingly by Gore isHuman activities are modifying the concentration of atmospheric constituents that absorb or scatter radiant energy Most of the observed warming over the last 50 years is likely to have been due to the increase in greenhouse gas concentrationsSo not all but most climate change is attributable to human causes A substantial portion may well be due to natural causes That s not entirely surprising given that there were substantial shifts in global climate well before the appearance of mammals let alone Homo sapiens I think this is an important distinction and one that Gore should not have omittedDon t get me wrong I m generally in agreement with taking steps to ameliorate climate change People who buy Porsche SUVs are not especially bright tasteless idiots who drives off the lot with a Cayenne rather than a Boxster Counter climatic air conditioning the thermostat set to Fires of Hell in winter and Everest Base Camp in summer is a massive waste of energy uite apart from their effects on climate change these types of wasteful energy use offend my sense of frugality and also result in old fashioned environmental pollutionBut I do think that if we are ever to take significant steps toward ending or slowing climate change an honest accounting of the scientific evidence is necessary And I don t think An Inconvenient Truth provides thatFinally a uick note to Al New Zealand isn t part of Australia can you fix up page 251 in the second edition Thanks

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characters An Inconvenient Truth ¸ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Presents with alarming clarity and conclusiveness and with humor too that the fact of global warming is not in uestion and that its conseuences for the world we live in will be disastrous if left unchecked This riveting new book written in an accessible entertaining style will open the eyes of even the most skeptic. Gore does a fantastic job at coming in so far beyond what even the closest UN private industry and government studies do that one must laughingly dismiss his arguments almost outright Take for example his argument on CFL compact fluorescent lightbulbs and how much polution can be saved Australia has just completed a law that mandates all citizens and businesses must have CFL s installed by 2010 This law is supposed to save Australia some 800000 cubic tons of CO2 over the next several years That number is huge but it leaves out the fact that it only changes Australia s output of CO2 by2 percent Forcing millions of people to do what others demand for that type of gain is not efficientI myself do use CFL s because in the long run they save money and put less lead and mercury in landfills Would I mandate that others do the same Nope Another of Al s happy little daydreams is ocean level increases in days to come Al shows in the movie that ocean levels will increase by 240 inches Sounds amazing Suppose I should buy property in Lancaster CA or Bakersfield CA Both should be worth millions and millions once the water reaches their city bordersWhat Gore and so many sheep don t do is compare this to other studies that are out there Al is 17 times higher in his predictions than the UN International Panel on Climate Control He is many times higher than other scientists that claim that the UN study is too conservative So even the liberal estimates from scientists that dispute the UN study are 4 5 times lower than Al s representation of the figuresWhat is his fascination with CO2 when there are other greenhouse gases that are much worse for the environment The cattle industry worldwide puts out much greenhouse pollution than the entire transportation sector does But Al conveniently leaves that out as wellI agree that there are things that we can do to help with environmental issues Lying about them to get political and monetary gain is not one of them Yes I am accusing Gore of lying about this to give a worst case scenario to activate so many sheep out of fear All this coming from a man that has done almost nothing to change his lifestyle to conform with his preaching Why does he fly a personal jet when he does speaking engagements Why does he live in a mansion that consumes the energy needed to provide for 20 middle class homes Why does he go anywhere by limo Why doesn t he become a Vegan to reduce cattle demand and therefore reduce methane emissions Why doesn t he do instead of complainOnce again we have a egotistical politician that wants to do anything to stay in a position of power at the cost of labor and sacrifice done by the average American