Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, By Sir Winston Gore

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Register to read the introduction… He states that human beings are under the illusion that we are “so special and unique that nature isn’t connected to us.” This delusion has led to the exploitation and resulting environmental degradation we have today. He tries to make the public aware by quoting Sir Winston Churchill: “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.” Gore calls on the public to realize that “what we do to nature we do to …show more content…
For instance, sea level rises of 30 meters are influenced by the current rate of rise, which is 3 millimeters per year. According to rise rate, it would take 10,000 years for the sea level to rise 30 meters. Although this does not affect the book on the whole, it is still a nonscientific attitude and may lead to some doubts about the validity of other data in the book.
Arguably, An Inconvenient Truth is partisan. However, we cannot judge this point right or wrong unless the Democratic Party uses the book for political purposes. Yet, even if the book involves some political purpose, it is still a good book because it has surely led to further public debate and aroused more public awareness of caring for our environment.
In the last section of the book, Gore lists a range of activities that we can do at the individual level, offering commonsense suggestions such as “save energy at home,” “get around on less,” “consume less, conserve more,” and “be a catalyst for change.” His suggestions clearly indicate that changing our present energy diet of fossil fuels is crucial for controlling global warming. He concludes the book on a generally hopeful note: “in these ways and many others, each of us can make a

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