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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (754 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Al Gore Narrator: Al Gore Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Before becoming Vice President, Al Gore spent 15 years leading the fight in Congress to save the global environment. Convinced that the engines of human civilization have brought us to the brink of catastrophe, Gore, as a senator, proposed a brilliant and comprehensive plan for action in Earth in the Balance. In this brave and provocative reading, he argues that only a radical rethinking of our relationship with nature can save the Earth's ecology for future generations. His forceful analysis of where we've gone wrong ranges across politics, history, science, economics, psychology, and religion, and addresses issues involving not only ecology, but also population trends, technology, and environmental education. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/10/2014

    " Although this book was a little hard to get through, it has a ton of great ideas that the world should've been following 22 years ago when Gore wrote them. Unfortunately, here we are in 2011 and only a small fraction, at best, have been implemented and global climate change is rearing its head more and more every day. I wonder what it will take before we all band together and try to fix the mess we've made. That day sure seems to be coming soon, it definitely NEEDS to be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 cory | 1/10/2014

    " required reading for an environmental science class. i remember liking parts of it, but also thinking it was far too long. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 12/3/2013

    " yeah that's right, I voted for him. And would do it again... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beneth | 9/29/2013

    " This book was on my reading list for an Environmental Land Use Planning class I took in law school. I was impressed Al Gore had such scientific knowledge and the interest in the subject to write it. Then someone told me that politicians often "collaborate" with ghost writers to get credit as author for books for political purposes. I don't know how much Al Gore was involved in writing this book, but it still was a good book. I am saddened Al Gore was cheated out of becoming the president in a year that popular vote in the US chose him. The environment would have been in a much better state, as would international opinion of the United States, not to mention all the lives needlessly sacrificed and scarred as a result of President Bush's choices. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melinda | 8/28/2013

    " The seeds of "AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH" are right here. Well written by perhaps the smartest man ever "elected" for president of the USA. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 8/24/2013

    " Thank goodness someone who can write books has not been President for the last 8 years. Think of what a disastrous state the world might be in! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kurt | 8/10/2013

    " The book provides a great overview of many environmental problems the world has experienced or is currently facing. I was expecting it to be more of a discussion on climate change, but it delved into all kinds of topics that one would pick up in an introductory environmental sciences class. For someone with vary little background in this field, I would highly recommend this book. For those who are already pretty well versed in the topic, the book will seem pretty repetitive with what the reader already knows. From what I can remember from "An Inconvenient Truth", there is a lot of cross-over between that and the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathie Noga | 7/19/2013

    " A pioneer book on the topic of global warming and our actions. One of my favorite books of all time. Gore was trained as a journalist and shows his ability to write a great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamey | 7/4/2010

    " That photo of the ship in the desert -- after the Aral Sea disappeared when the Soviets diverted the rivers that fed it -- will stick with you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 3/31/2010

    " Al Gore's book is really interesting and he talks about the issues surrounding the climate crisis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Saranga | 9/21/2009

    " I'm not finished with this book yet BUT CANNOT RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH!!! really great information and beautifully written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 12/6/2007

    " Subtract one star for occasionally sounding too self-congratulatory and politicizing a discussion that stands firmly on its own merit without introducing politics at all. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 5/26/2006

    " Can be a tough read because it is stiffly written in places, but worth the effort. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lawrence | 4/23/2005

    " This is a great resource for concerned citizens that want real, unbiased data describing human impact and injury of this impact. On the other hand, it was sort of like reading an encylopedia...but of course that was 1993! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracey | 3/1/2004

    " an inconvenient truth that Al Gore didn't do anything about it when he had the chance "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 2/10/2004

    " my treehugger self wishes everyone would read this book. of particular frustration to me to read, being in russia where nobody cares and nobody is doing anything about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Taufan | 6/13/2003

    " talk about earth, talk about al gore.. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gordon | 8/10/2001

    " I suspect I'm the only person ever to have read it. Not much of a book, but there are some amazing factoids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Dunn | 7/16/2001

    " Oh Al! My hero! If you don't understand the need to reduce your carbon footprint, read this book. It will help you understand. "

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About the Author
Author Al Gore

Al Gore, former vice president of the United States, is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is also a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple Inc.’s board of directors. Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit devoted to solving the climate crisis. Gore was elected to the United States House of Representatives four times and the Senate twice. He served eight years as vice president. He authored the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, and Our Choice. He was a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.