March 24th, 2009
01:21 PM ET
9 years ago

Gore penning new climate change book

The former vice president is set to release 'Our Choice' in November.

The former vice president is set to release 'Our Choice' in November.

(CNN) – Al Gore said Tuesday he's writing another book on global warming policies and solutions.

The former vice president is set to release "Our Choice" in November. Gore's latest read will be a followup to his 2006 bestseller "An Inconvenient Truth," serving as a "blueprint" providing solutions to the climate crisis.

"'An Inconvenient Truth' reached millions of people with the message that the climate crisis is threatening the future of human civilization and that it must and can be solved," Gore said in a statement. "Now that the need for urgent action is even clearer with the alarming new findings of the last three years, it is time for a comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis. 'Our Choice' will answer that call."

As he did with the earnings from "An Inconvenient Truth," Gore said he will will donate all the proceeds from the eco-friendly book to his foundation, the Alliance for Climate Protection.

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  1. Shooky

    There are STILL people that believe in man-made global warming...err climate change? Al Gore has to be the most unqualified and inaccurate weatherman in the history of the world.

    March 24, 2009 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  2. Karen - Missouri

    Of course there's more pollution. When I grew up in the 1950s and 60s, families had ONE car. Then two. Now all the teens have to have their own cars. So we've tripled the autos.

    then of course, builders only know how to build enormous utility guzzling homes instead of average affordable homes. And they bulldoze ALL the trees and strip the land instead of earmarking some trees to remain. (And it's possible because I lived in such a subdivision).

    It's ok for Gore to write a book. If that's what he wants to do, ok. At least he's doing something which is more than I can say for many politicians who only whine and go on witch hunts instead of getting honest work done.

    March 24, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  3. Todd

    Donate all sales of the book to .... himself? Wow, how noble.

    March 24, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  4. Fair is Fair

    The book will be titled "A Profitable Lie".

    March 24, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  5. Don

    It doesn't matter if global warming is real or not...I don't have to listen to a word this guy says. He produces more CO2 in one year than I will in my entire life. He is a hypocrite and among the very last people who should ever lecture anyone about this issue.

    March 24, 2009 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    @ Kurt C., who said "But he won't debate any credible people that disagree with him. "

    I've got news for ya: there's not one single CREDIBLE scientist who disagrees with him. As for nonsense like "the polar ice caps are growing"'s seriously inconvenient that there are people in this country who are so stupid that they believe blatant lies like that. They are measurably smaller. The ONLY point I'll give you people are that he's a hypocrite because of his own energy consumption, which I find reprehensible if he's to responsibly deliver the message. Yes, plenty of people disagree with him, but most people refusing to believe that the Earth is not the center of the Universe didn't make Galileo's heresy trial any more righteous now, did it? The FACT is, "global warming" is a misnomer...the proper concern is for "climate change," which the pollutants we spew into our atmosphere have caused to be more dramatic and violent. Most of you just disagree because you think it's a "liberal" v. "conservative" issue and Rush LImbaugh put it in your heads that it's a liberal political's not. If anything, Bush, for political reasons, tried to hide that NIS scientists were discovering more and more evidence of it.

    March 24, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  7. SoCalGal

    I wonder how many fake and trumped truths this time around...

    March 24, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  8. MZ

    How many trees are going to have to be cut down to print out the copies ?

    March 24, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  9. dj

    you guy's are all idiots who think he's wrong. republicans? you brainwashed? by religion?

    March 24, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |

    Hey Common Sense Party,

    Lay off the Gore Kool-Aid. He's nothing more than a liar and a hypocrit and anyone that says that Al Gore is "one of the most important and visionary leaders of our time" needs to be checked into a mental ward.

    March 24, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  11. Michael M. Noonan

    Lord, why do we have to keep avoiding even looking at the tomes written by this silly man? This is a guy who can't even control his weight, much less talk like an expert on so called climate control, about which, despite the smugness of the corpulent Gore, I remain at best an agnostic.

    March 24, 2009 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  12. Jackie in Dallas

    So, critics, don't buy the book. Simple solution. If you want to read it so that you can intelligently debate his points, rather than just use talking points from your favorite neo-conservative source, borrow it from the library.

    As for debating his critics, Mr. Gore has done that quite extensively. He's also joined in his campaign by some of the world's foremost climatologists. Yes, there is some scientific doubt about the depth and seriousness of the situation, but given the worst-case scenarios, I'd prefer to err on the side of conservation and slowing down global warming.

    Some of you should probably update your sources, as well. Mr. Gore took some of the criticisms of his life style seriously, and has worked on making his home more energy efficient and self sufficient. He also flies commercial, where he can. In the name of security, he sometimes flies private - you probably would, too, if you had death threats against you.

    March 24, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  13. Ajay Jain, Garland, TX, USA

    Given our new Climate consious President Obama Gore's book title seems very apt "Our Choice". At last after eight years of a OIL friendly President and OILfriendly Vice President we have a new freshly minted Climate President!!!

    Vice President Gore ought to provide us a road map for this Climate friendly Administration through his book "Our Choice" for the things we can initiate and do to make our earth more greener and eco-friendly.

    March 24, 2009 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  14. NYFN08

    Most of the posters on this board fail to realize that there is CONSENSUS among scientists that what old Al travels the world preaching about - IS a real problem. But then many of them also believe there's a bearded old man in the sky who will never let climate change hurt them. Keep your heads firmly buried in the sand and never mind ol Al. Someone else will deal with it, right?

    March 24, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  15. Time for Term Limits

    Right-wingers complaining about the size of Gore's residence is really the pot calling the kettle black. Gore is now a private citizen entitled to make money, and he has been very successful as a private citizen. The planetary changes are scientific fact. Killing the messenger doesn't change the facts, even though we would rather believe that everything is and always will be fine with the environment, regardless of human activity.

    March 24, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  16. Pat F

    Yeah, sniffit, science from Professor Gore and Professor DiCaprio and all the scientific geniuses in Hollywood who think that a cloudy day is proof positive of global climate change.

    Quick – hide under your People Magazine!

    March 24, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. SY

    Al Gore has more values in his little finger than all of the anti-global warming idiots combined. He is honest and he is smart, two qualities unknown to the haters. They can't stand anyone who might rely on science instead of religion or emotion because it gets in the way of their greedy, money hungry values. I only wish he had been our president in 2000 when he truly was elected by the people not appointed by the Supremes. What a much better world we would have today.

    March 24, 2009 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  18. Mari

    @ FRANK.......... GORE's mansion........ runs on SOLAR ! Before writing GOP propaganda do some of your own research!

    I LOVE how the far-right keeps denying that there is Global Warming! Just as many thought that the world was flat!

    The ignorant statements on this blog are actually amusing!

    March 24, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  19. RJN

    Continue writing books and killing the trees. That's not very Green!!@

    Ask Minnesota if they are experiencing Global Warming???

    March 24, 2009 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  20. Andy in Texas

    I wonder how many people here are on Glenn Beck's payroll.

    March 24, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  21. TCM

    Is he writing it from his 13,000 sq ft mega-mansion? The one that has a carbon footprint the size of Rhode Island? What a frickin' loser this guy is; especially on the audio clip where he was caught telling kids that they may know more than their parents! Good JOB, AL!
    Crawl back under the slimy stone from which you slithered.

    March 24, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  22. Leta

    So AGI Bonus paying for this one Al and who laundered that for you.....Probably your ol' friend that moved to NEW YORK one to become senator of the SAME STATE YOU SCREWED IN 1982-1992.
    And now you have CONGRESS BACKING THE BONUS' Someone online in 1993 asked me while I yell'd about this all the time.....If he is still around let him know I am STILL YELLING ABOUT THE FAILURE OF SAVINGS AND LOANS, BANKS, COMPANY'S (except the one's AL set up to fail, oh yeah I AM YELLING ABOUT THOSE TOO!!) AND WHITEWATER SCAM'S

    March 24, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  23. Mari

    WOW.......... the far-right is out in force...................scary!

    March 24, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  24. AnnMM

    It's so terrifying how out of touch many Americans (a.k.a the Fox news watchers) are. They honestly believe the idiots on the right that are screaming "IT'S ALL A SCAM. Every other major country in the world KNOWS that Global Climate Changes are a serious threat to mankind. There is no question. Here in the backwards old U.S. of A. we're the only ones still disputing the facts.

    Remember when America was the progressive nation that the rest of the world tried to keep up with? How in heck did we get here? Did the Bush regime actually set us this far back in only 8 years? It breaks my heart how uninformed and crazy so many in this country have become.


    March 24, 2009 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  25. TaxcheatsrunningtheIRS

    Al Gore is a hypocrite, it is getting colder every year despite all his hot air.

    March 24, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
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