Almost 3.5 years after "An Inconvenient Truth" was published, Al Gore is back with a new book - "OUR CHOICE: A Plan To Solve the Climate Crisis", which is being released today. A book by Al Gore is always exciting news, but it's get even better - it is also available as an audiobook, read by no other than John Slattery and Cynthia Nixon.
The audiobook is released today by Simon & Schuster Audio who provided us an excerpt of the book, just to give you a taste what it all about:
Our Choice Audio Trailer - Al Gore
Here's more about "OUR CHOICE" from Al Gore's introduction to the book:
It is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve the climate crisis. The only missing ingredient is collective will.
Properly understood, the climate crisis is an unparalleled opportunity to finally and effectively address many persistent causes of suffering and misery that have long been neglected, and to transform the prospects of future generations, giving them a chance to live healthier, more prosperous lives as they continue their pursuit of happiness.
Our Choice gathers in one place all of the most effective solutions that are available now and that, together, will solve this crisis. It is meant to depoliticize the issue as much as possible and inspire readers to take action -- not only on an individual basis, but as participants in the political processes by which every country, and the world as a whole, makes the choice that now confronts us.
There is an old African proverb that says, "If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together." We have to go far, quickly.
We can solve the climate crisis. It will be hard, to be sure, but if we can make the choice to solve it, I have no doubt whatsoever that we can and will succeed.
"An Inconvenient Truth" made a difference in the way the world is understanding and dealing with global warming and contributed greatly to the progress we have seen in the last couple of years. We can only wonder what impact this book will have.
Here's more about OUR CHOICE - this time it's Al Gore talking on his audiobook (from S&S website):
Last but not least, we want to thank Simon & Schuster Audio for their support of our Green Books campaign. They have contributed five copies of the Al Gore's audiobook as prizes for the participating bloggers, including one signed copy!
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