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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soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. AnnMM

    Oh... and I can't believe someone here posted the ice caps were growing. My God people READ!

    March 24, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  2. Kyle

    Isn't this a huge waste of paper and natural resources to create the book, print the book, ship the book, and then it all goes into a landfill?

    March 24, 2009 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Bob the Observer

    OK, who's really writing this book? Al Gore doesn't even know which side of a pencil to use.

    Al needs to find a nice, obscure place to put his gigantic personal carbon footprint. Will we never see the end of this misguided, ignorant loudmouth?

    March 24, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. Jackie in Dallas


    You obviously have NOT seen the latest pictures of the Arctic and Antarctic ice caps lately. Last year, there was clear water in areas that had not been free of ice in close to 10,000 years. Before two years ago, the idea of a ship crossing the North Pole in open water was absurd. It can happen this year.

    It is ironic, but one of the side effects of global warming, can be cooler temperatures in some areas. Any decent book on climate will tell you that Europe and North America owe their temperate climates to the Gulf Stream, which moderates the temperatures by carrying warm water and thermal change from the area around the equator to the north. There are similar currents in the Pacific and along South America and Africa. Those currents are being disrupted by melting ice water, which is dropping the temperature of the water. So, while areas around the equator are getting hotter, and the upper atmosphere is warmer, certain areas are getting cooler. Climate is a world-wide phenomenon. "Your" climate is not a separate entity from "my" climate, it is an extension of a climate of the whole planet. What affects one area, affects the entire planet in some ways.

    What is clear is that we are suffering more and more extreme weather patterns, more and more frequent hurricanes, monsoons, flooding, and severe storms, and more and more ice melt at both poles. Animals that require the ice are teetering on the edge of extinction. And people have exacerbated this situation. It is a normal cycle of the planet, but we have worstened it.

    Nobel Prizes are not given to stupid, unproven theories or crackpots. The nomination process is torturous, and the selection process is grueling. You do not have to agree with Mr. Gore, or to approve of him politically or as a person, but you should at least acknowledge that he is a bright man. Perhaps some of you who are just so smart that you know he's dumb should see if you could pass the qualifications!

    March 24, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  5. Concerned citizen

    I believe Al Gore has had his head in his arse so long he is confused about greenhouse gasses and his gas that has clouded his mind!

    March 24, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. Joe

    Al Gore has been right about everything. It's a shame you people are still lost in your neocon dreamworld. While George Bush was busy becoming the worst President in the history of our country, Al Gore became the most successful private citizen in the world.

    March 24, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
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    March 24, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. Vera

    Will he ever read the blogs or watch the news to discover that his credibility was gone a long time ago?

    March 24, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  9. Depressed

    "Al, stop with your Global Warming and sheit, earth is not warming up, it is COOLING OFF. Ice caps are not melting they're growing."

    And here we see the results of the Right Wing's relentless war on science.

    Even if you think global warming is a lie (it isn't), is it really such a bad idea to develope sustainable energy here in the United States? I mean, all it does is help end dependence on foreign oil and create some jobs. Is that really so bad?

    March 24, 2009 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  10. TRUTH

    I hope this book is truthful and speaks to the climate not increasing in temperature over the past 10 years. I hope it mentions that the polar ice caps are, in fact, at the same levels they were in 1979 and so is the population of polar bears. Gore is an alarmist and a liar and needs to be defeated

    March 24, 2009 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  11. Rich

    More hot air coming from Al Gore.

    March 24, 2009 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  12. Rob

    Does anyone who is brighter than a small appliance bulb still listen to this loser? Every warning he was spewing since he put out that stink pile of a movie has not come true, and now he wants to cry wolf some more?

    March 24, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  13. Colby in KC

    I wonder if the companies Al Gore invest in will be award future Gov. contracts....ya think?

    This is a giant $ sham.

    March 24, 2009 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  14. stag

    This is not about global warming or climate change or ... Just follow the money and you will see Gore's plan.

    March 24, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  15. Fighting the Right in Texas

    Wow, the extreme Right Wing is out en mass making comments on this story. Global temps ARE going up and have been and YES, human activities are to blame and NO, once we hit a certain point, we will NOT be able to stop the catastrophic damage that is coming. The right wing nutjobs need to be bound and gagged, so the rest of us can go about saving the damn planet without them. The polar ice caps are melting at an alarming rate...what more proof do these idiots need? Their stupidity is astounding and frankly, every one I meet has not even seen An Inconvenient Truth, so they have no idea what they are talking about.

    March 24, 2009 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  16. John

    To get conservatives to look at the book Gore will have to put in a lot of colorful pictures and simple words. Kinda like a child's book. Conservatives don't have the attention span to absorb facts, charts, and lengthy text.

    March 24, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  17. Moderate Democrat

    The Common Sense Party March 24th, 2009 1:46 pm ET

    Gore will go down in history as one of the most important and visionary leaders of all time. Shirt-sighted, selfish individuals governed by political rhetoric start spewing your venow in 3…2…1…

    I'll bite: Before you start lecturing anyone on rhetoric, I suggest you ask your grand hero there about his OWN rhetoric. The man consumes energy and emits pollution like it's going out of style. Then he blames US for making the acid rain. Get your head out of the sand and hold your grand pubah accountable for his complete hypocracy.

    I'm all for conserving our fossil fuels and lowering our footprint (regardless of global warming, it just makes sense on so many other levels). But I sure as heck ain't gonna take the advice of one of the biggest culprits of it. Gore is nothing but a mouth piece spewing political rhetoric.

    March 24, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  18. ken

    I hope it's filled with as many "truths" as his movie was.

    March 24, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  19. obama-mama

    He should have gone for a ride on the space shuttle. Maybe he would get more info on the global stuff

    March 24, 2009 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  20. LIP

    I have lilstened to dozens of comments from Archaeologists and Geomorphologists (friends of mine) and none of them agree with Gore. We are entering another stage of the earth's ongoing complex relationship with the sun and solar system and galaxy and repeating over and over cycles the earth has experienced. They are anticipating something soon as a result of all the fresh water introduced into the conveyer system over the last several years. Cleaning up the environment is always good, but ultimately has little to do with current events reflecting glacial cycles and the dance the earth performs.

    March 24, 2009 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  21. arithmetic is liberal

    I find it outstanding that the people who complain about Gore have NO IDEA about Thomas Friedman, Dr. Stan Ovshinsky, Lester Brown, David Freeman, the Lovins's, or Van Jones.

    Maybe picking up a couple books by the above authors would get through, if you're too blinded by rhetoric and disinformation when Gore's name is brought up.

    For crying outloud, even Newt Gingrich wrote a book explaining how Red States need to embrace environmentalism.

    March 24, 2009 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  22. Jason

    The polar ice cap grew last winter...

    So "Global warming" becomes "climate change"

    March 24, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  23. Dylan from Minneapolis

    I really wish this wasn't a political issue. If 98 out of 100 doctors told me I had an un-discovered disease, I would find it to be true and I would want research done to cure it. This is the same thing, but it effects EVERYBODY, not just everybody in America, EVERYBODY and it effects future generations. I mean the evidence is completely over-whelming, c'mon!

    This isn't Al Gore's political platform, this is his post-political platform. I don't care if it was Bugs Bunny championing climate change, the facts are there, people just need to detach from their rigid political dogmas.

    ***I would really appriciate it if you posted this CNN***

    March 24, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  24. Robert

    "Mari March 24th, 2009 3:04 pm ET

    @ 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! "

    Like this one? Most of Gore's energy comes from the same grid everyone else uses. SOME comes from alternative sources on-site–most does not.

    *Not a member of the far right, believes the science–Al Gore is wrong.

    March 24, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  25. 'econ' and 'eco' are not mutually exclusive

    For people saying that Gore is only going after this because of the money, let me confirm for you that YES HE IS!!! HE ABSOLUTELY IS!!!

    And we all should be!!!

    Did you know that while Bush was in office, we missed the opportunity to engage in a $200B industry as a country?

    Why, you ask?

    Because tax regulations weren't put in place to subsidize renewable fuel when EVERY OTHER INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRY has already done so!

    So the wind, instead of being made in the United States, was made in Denmark. We lost $15 billion in revenue from wind energy. And the solar panels went to the Phillipines. We lost almost $50 billion in revenue from solar energy.

    Why are we so stupid?

    Three reasons. 1) Oil, coal and gas are heavily subsidized int he US and don't want competitors. 2) The Republican Party was OWNED by the fossil fuels lobby. 3) The party and their paid propagandists pumped false information out to support the continued unilateral subsidization of fossil fuels. They turned television, radio, the internet, churches, and lobbying groups into a charnel house of lies.

    March 24, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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