Earth in the Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit

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Re-released on the heels of Al Gores #1 New York Times bestseller, An Inconvenient Truth, comes the paperback edition of his classic bestseller, Earth in the Balance. First published in 1992, it helped place the environment on the national agenda; now, as environmental issues move front-and-center in the public consciousness, the time is right to reflect deeply on the fate of our planet and commit ourselves to its future. While An Inconvenient Truth closely examines one menace to our environmentglobal ...

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Re-released on the heels of Al Gores #1 New York Times bestseller, An Inconvenient Truth, comes the paperback edition of his classic bestseller, Earth in the Balance. First published in 1992, it helped place the environment on the national agenda; now, as environmental issues move front-and-center in the public consciousness, the time is right to reflect deeply on the fate of our planet and commit ourselves to its future. While An Inconvenient Truth closely examines one menace to our environmentglobal warmingEarth in the Balance takes a broader approach, focusing on the threats that everyday choices pose to our climate, water, soil, and diversity of plant and animal life. A passionate, lifelong defender of the environment, Gore describesin brave and unforgettable termshow human actions and decisions can endanger or safeguard the vulnerable ecosystem that sustains us.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781594866371
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/31/2006
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 8.64 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Al Gore

Former Vice President Al Gore is chairman of Current TV, an independently owned cable and satellite television nonfiction network for young people based on viewer-created content and citizen journalism. He also serves as chairman of Generation Investment Management, a firm that is focused on a new approach to sustainable investing. Gore is a member of the Board of Directors of Apple Computer, Inc., and a senior advisor to Google, Inc.

Gore was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976 and the U.S. Senate in 1984 and 1990. He was inaugurated as the 45th vice president of the United States on January 20, 1993, and served eight years. He is the author of the 2006 bestseller An Inconvenient Truth.

Al Gore and his wife, Tipper, live in Nashville, Tennessee. They have four children and two grandchildren.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2008

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    This is a wonderful book. It is a must-read for anyone concerned with our environment and the impact that we all have on the planet. Discussed within the book is everything from the effects of genetically modifying source of food (i.e. seeds/grain), how the use of antibiotics in animals/animal feed can affect humans, how we consume affects the turns the global climate takes, what can be done to stop Global Warming (and why so little has been done, by and large, so far), and much more. Again, an all-around fascinating book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2006

    The Truth...

    Al Gore cares about the environment and uncovers the truths of global warming in this magnificent book. It is very well written and provides an extensive education of global climate and the terrible effects humans have on our planet. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2006

    Does anyone believe in science?

    Suppose you went to the doctor, and he said that his medical education was based on the opinions of people he had talked to over the last 20 years. He then recommended radical surgery for you. He wouldn't actually do the surgery, but he would tell the surgeon what to do. What would you do? Vice president Gore has only one scientific reference in the back of his book. Everything else is opinions, and there are hundreds of them. Based on these opinions, he recommends radical changes. He would make the decisions that others carry out. I think there are problems, perhaps serious ones, with the environment. But do we base our decisions on gut feelings and emotions, or do we look to science. Science has given us space travel, computers , modern medicine, ... Over the years, opinions have given the best and the worst when put to use. I think it is sad that when you look at what the critics said about this book, for they did not notice the lack of science in this book. This lack doesn't mean the book is wrong, nor does it mean that it is right. It is probably both right and wrong. Opinions usually are. Good science is right. Unfortunately even science is corrupted today. Government grants and other grants are given based on how well the work supports a certain viewpoint rather than the quality of the scienctific investigation. President Clinton said he would base his decisions on science. As you may know, he and Al Gore often disagreed in private. I think they definitely disagreed on the role of science. This book and the opinions in it show no respect for science. What good is science if we only use it when it supports our opinion? What good are scientist if they become political and no longer speak the truth or bend the truth toward some goal? Does anyone believe in science?

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