An inconvenient truth : the crisis of global warming

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New York. : Viking, [2007].
1417771143, 9781417771141, 9780670062713, 0670062715, 9780670062720, 0670062723


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191 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
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Level 7.4, 2 Points
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"Adapted for young readers by Jane O'Connor"--T.p. verso.
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Adaptation of : An inconvenient truth: the planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it / by Al Gore, 2006.
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.
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Accelerated Reader AR,UG,7.4,2,113796.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Gore, A., & O'Connor, J. (2007). An inconvenient truth: the crisis of global warming . Viking .

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gore, Al, 1948- and Jane. O'Connor. 2007. An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming. New York.: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Gore, Al, 1948- and Jane. O'Connor. An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming New York.: Viking, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Gore, Al, and Jane O'Connor. An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming Viking , 2007.

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