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An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

By Al Gore
  • ISBN Code: : 1635651093
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Science
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A New York Times bestseller! The follow up to the #1 New York Times bestselling An Inconvenient Truth and companion to Vice President Al Gore’s new documentary, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, this new book is a daring call to action. It exposes the reality of how humankind has aided in the destruction of our planet and delivers hope through groundbreaking information on what you can do now. Vice President Gore, one of our environmental heroes and a leading expert in climate change, brings together cutting-edge research from top scientists around the world; approximately 200 photographs and illustrations to visually articulate the subject matter; and personal anecdotes and observations to document the fast pace and wide scope of global warming. He presents, with alarming clarity and conclusiveness (and with humor, too) that the fact of global climate change is not in question and that its consequences for the world we live in will be assuredly disastrous if left unchecked. Follow Vice President Gore around the globe as he tells a story of change in the making. He connects the dots of Zika, flooding, and other natural disasters we’ve lived through in the last 10+ years—and much more. The book also offers a comprehensive how-to guide on exactly how we can change the course of fate. With concrete, actionable advice on topics ranging from how to run for office to how to talk to your children about climate change, An Inconvenient Sequel will empower you to make a difference—and lets you know how exactly to do it. Where Gore’s first documentary and book took us through the technical aspects of climate change, the second documentary is a gripping, narrative journey that leaves you filled with hope and the urge to take action immediately. This book captures that same essence and is a must-have for everyone who cares deeply about our planet.

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Joseph E. Schramek's book provides a number of his papers and responses to media articles that disproves the worldwide position of the scientific community that has generated the government rulings for the green movement and climate change believers and supporters. Mr. Schramek's simple and elemental physics and chemistry analysis of atmosphere shows that the miracle gas, carbon dioxide, has no relationship with the alarming predictions of doom for our planet from these pseudo scientists and their followers. He shows that carbon dioxide gas is our only natural source of oxygen and vegetation that permits continued life here on earth.

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Never before available, the unexpurgated last interview with James Baldwin “I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only.” When, in the fall of 1987, the poet Quincy Troupe traveled to the south of France to interview James Baldwin, Baldwin’s brother David told him to ask Baldwin about everything—Baldwin was critically ill and David knew that this might be the writer’s last chance to speak at length about his life and work. The result is one of the most eloquent and revelatory interviews of Baldwin’s career, a conversation that ranges widely over such topics as his childhood in Harlem, his close friendship with Miles Davis, his relationship with writers like Toni Morrison and Richard Wright, his years in France, and his ever-incisive thoughts on the history of race relations and the African-American experience. Also collected here are significant interviews from other moments in Baldwin’s life, including an in-depth interview conducted by Studs Terkel shortly after the publication of Nobody Knows My Name. These interviews showcase, above all, Baldwin’s fearlessness and integrity as a writer, thinker, and individual, as well as the profound struggles he faced along the way.

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  • Pdf File: never-look-a-polar-bear-in-the-eye.pdf

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In this humorous mix of travelogue and memoir, a writer temporarily moves his California family north to Canada’s Polar Bear Capital of the World. Welcome to Churchill, Manitoba. Year-round human population: 943. Yet despite the isolation and the searing cold here at the arctic’s edge, visitors from around the globe flock to the town every fall, driven by a single purpose: to see polar bears in the wild. Churchill is “The Polar Bear Capital of the World.” And for one unforgettable “bear season,” Zac Unger, his wife, and his three children moved from Oakland, California, to make it their temporary home. But they soon discovered that it’s really the polar bears who are at home in Churchill, roaming past the coffee shop on the main drag, peering into garbage cans, scratching their backs against fence posts and front doorways. Where kids in other towns receive admonitions about talking to strangers, Churchill schoolchildren get “Let’s All Be Bear Aware” booklets to bring home. (Lesson number 8: Never explore bad-smelling areas.) Zac Unger takes readers on a spirited and often wildly funny journey to a place as unique as it is remote, a place where natives, tourists, scientists, conservationists, and the most ferocious predators on the planet converge. In the process he becomes embroiled in the controversy surrounding “polar bear science”—and finds out that some of what we’ve been led to believe about the bears’ imminent extinction may not be quite the case. But mostly what he learns is about human behavior in extreme situations . . . and also why you should never even think of looking a polar bear in the eye.

Global Warming - Myth or Reality?

By Marcel Leroux
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 3540281002
  • Total of Pages : 510
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 942
  • Pdf File: global-warming-myth-or-reality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book seeks to separate fact from fiction in the global-warming debate. The author begins by describing the history of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and many other conferences, and their dire predictions on global temperatures, rainfall, weather and climate, while highlighting confusion and sensationalism media reports. He then lays out the "heretical" scientific case of the sizable skeptical scientific community who challenge the accepted wisdom.

The Inconvenient Indian

By Thomas King
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  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Book Code : 0385674058
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : History
  • Members : 419
  • Pdf File: the-inconvenient-indian.pdf

Book Short Summary:

WINNER of the 2014 RBC Taylor Prize The Inconvenient Indian is at once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. Rich with dark and light, pain and magic, this book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other. In the process, King refashions old stories about historical events and figures, takes a sideways look at film and pop culture, relates his own complex experiences with activism, and articulates a deep and revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.

The Inconvenient Truth of Church Hurt

By Contessa Brown
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  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1098083954
  • Total of Pages : 126
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: the-inconvenient-truth-of-church-hurt.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Church hurt. It is a real thing! Some say it's taboo or bad mouthing the church. Some refuse to talk about this phenomenon and try to sweep it under the rug. Within the pages of this book are real life experiences of church hurt. The purpose of this book is not to bash churches but to set souls free from hurt and pain. This workbook intends to provide relief and healing to those who have been hurt by a church or person(s) from a church. This book also intends to highlight areas where Christians can be more successful at reaching souls rather than damaging souls.

Chew On This

By Charles Wilson,Eric Schlosser
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0547531168
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Members : 799
  • Pdf File: chew-on-this.pdf

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Kids love fast food. And the fast food industry definitely loves kids. It couldn’t survive without them. Did you know that the biggest toy company in the world is McDonald’s? It’s true. In fact, one out of every three toys given to a child in the United States each year is from a fast food restaurant. Not only has fast food reached into the toy industry, it’s moving into our schools. One out of every five public schools in the United States now serves brand name fast food. But do kids know what they’re eating? Where do fast food hamburgers come from? And what makes those fries taste so good? When Eric Schlosser’s best-selling book, Fast Food Nation, was published for adults in 2001, many called for his groundbreaking insight to be shared with young people. Now Schlosser, along with co-writer Charles Wilson, has investigated the subject further, uncovering new facts children need to know. In Chew On This, they share with kids the fascinating and sometimes frightening truth about what lurks between those sesame seed buns, what a chicken ‘nugget’ really is, and how the fast food industry has been feeding off children for generations.

Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change

By Michael MacCracken
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136556362
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 943
  • Pdf File: sudden-and-disruptive-climate-change.pdf

Book Short Summary:

'An impressive accomplishment. Al Gore, Former Vice President of the US, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and author of An Inconvenient Truth Offers positive solutions that no rational person, organization or government can ignore - except at their peril. Stephen H. Schneider, Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford University, and author of The Genesis Strategy: Climate and Global Survival The science is clear and the message of this book is that there is no more time for delay. Rosina M. Bierbaum, Dean, University of Michigan While changes in emissions and atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases are projected to be slow and smooth, the intensity and impacts of climate change on the environment and society could be abrupt and erratic. Surprising and nonlinear responses are likely to occur as warming exceeds certain thresholds, inducing relatively rapid and disruptive changes in the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets, precipitation intensity and patterns, coastal inundation, the occurrence of wildfire, the ranges of plant and animal species and more. Written by a transdisciplinary group of internationally respected researchers, this book explores the possibilities of such changes, their significance for society and efforts to move more rapidly to limit climate change than current government measures.

The Really Inconvenient Truths

By Iain Murray
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1596980621
  • Total of Pages : 354
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: the-really-inconvenient-truths.pdf

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Al Gore is bad for the planet... Talk about really inconvenient truths--that's one of the many you'll find in Iain Murray's rollicking exposé of environmental blowhards who waste more energy, endanger more species, and actually kill more people (yes, that's right) than the environmental villains they finger. Did you know that estrogen from birth control and "morning after" pills is causing male fish across America to develop female sex organs? Funny how "pro-choice" and "environmentalist" liberals never talk about that. Or how about this: the Live Earth concert to "save the planet" released more CO2 into the atmosphere than a fleet of 2,000 Humvees emit in a year? We hear a lot about AIDS in Africa, but the number one killer of children in much of Africa is malaria--and guess who was responsible for banning the pesticide that used to have malaria under control? Iain Murray, a sprightly conservative environmental analyst with a long record of skewering liberal hypocrisy, has dug up seven of the all-time great environmental catastrophes caused by the Left and exposed them in The Really Inconvenient Truths.

Earth in the Balance

By Al Gore
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134038380
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 761
  • Pdf File: earth-in-the-balance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Al Gore leads the charge against climate change, the world's greatest threat, in an incendiary new foreword to this timeless classic that launched his environmental career. If you want to know Gore, you need this book!

Life, Death, and Other Inconvenient Truths

By Shimon Edelman
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  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Book Code : 0262360101
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 797
  • Pdf File: life-death-and-other-inconvenient-truths.pdf

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An expert on happiness presents an engaging and inspiring guide to making sense of the human condition via brief essays on concepts from action, to love, to thought, to youth. This book offers a guide to human nature and human experience--a reference book for making sense of life. In thirty-eight short, interconnected essays, Shimon Edelman considers the parameters of the human condition, addressing them in alphabetical order, from action (good except when it's not) to love (only makes sense to the lovers) to thinking (should not be so depressing) to youth (a treasure). In a style that is by turns personal and philosophical, at once informative and entertaining, Edelman offers a series of illuminating takes on the most important aspects of living in the world.

Environmental Communication. Second Edition

By Richard R. Jurin,Donny Roush,K. Jeffrey Danter
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 9048139872
  • Total of Pages : 310
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 394
  • Pdf File: environmental-communication-second-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Environmental professionals can no longer simply publish research in technical journals. Informing the public is now a critical part of the job. Environmental Communication demonstrates, step by step, how it’s done, and is an essential guide for communicating complex information to groups not familiar with scientific material. It addresses the entire communications process, from message planning, audience analysis and media relations to public speaking - skills a good communicator must master for effective public dialogue. Environmental Communication provides all the knowledge and tools you need to reach your target audience in a persuasive and highly professional manner. "This book will certainly help produce the skills for environmental communications sorely needed for industry, government and non-profit groups as well as an informed public". Sol P. Baltimore, Director, Environmental Communications and Adjunct faculty, Hazardous Waste management program, Department of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. "All environmental education professionals agree that the practice of good communications is essential for the success of any program. This book provides practical skills for this concern". Ju Chou, Associate Professor, Graduate Institute of Environmental Education National Taiwan Normal University Taipei, Taiwan

Ecology and Popular Film

By Robin L. Murray,Joseph K. Heumann
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Book Code : 0791477177
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 310
  • Pdf File: ecology-and-popular-film.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ecocritical takes on popular film.

Inconvenient Truths

By Tariq Khosa
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  • Publisher : Saiyid Books
  • Book Code : 9692200019
  • Total of Pages : 282
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 348
  • Pdf File: inconvenient-truths.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Taking us through his distinguished career in the Police Service of Pakistan where he observed the workings of those in the highest echelons of power, Tariq Khosa explores the reasons for the ills gripping the country, especially in government and public service: an environment fraught with the fear of stepping on the wrong toes, in which facts are disputed, fundamental truth is questioned, lying and deceit are the norm, and unethical conduct is ignored, excused, or rewarded. He believes that public servants, especially police officers, have the power to shape a culture of honesty and transparency and, conversely, if they are dishonest, a culture of deception and corruption. He provides sensible and viable solutions for the problems plaguing Pakistan.

Climate Cover-Up

By James Hoggan,Richard Littlemore
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  • Publisher : Greystone Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1926706773
  • Total of Pages : 266
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: climate-cover-up.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This “must-read book describes in disturbing detail” how the energy industry has fueled a bogus controversy about manmade climate change (Toronto Star). This book rips the lid off the campaign to discredit scientists, confuse journalists, and deny climate change. The tactics have been slick, but PR expert James Hoggan and investigative journalist Richard Littlemore have compiled a readable, accessible guidebook through the muck. Beginning with leaked memos from the coal industry, the oil industry and the tobacco-sponsored lie-about-science industry, the authors expose the plans to "debunk" global warming; they track the execution of those plans; and they illuminate the results—confusion, inaction, and an epidemic of public mistrust. Climate Cover-Up names names, identifying bogus experts who are actually paid lobbyists and flaks. The authors reveal the PR techniques used to misinform, to mangle the language, and to intimidate the media into maintaining a phony climate change debate. Exposing the seedy origins of that debate, this book will leave you fuming at the extent, the effect, and the ethical affront of the climate cover-up.

Net Zero: How We Stop Causing Climate Change

By Dieter Helm
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 000840447X
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 258
  • Pdf File: net-zero.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What can we really do about the climate emergency? The inconvenient truth is that we are causing the climate crisis with our carbon intensive lifestyles and that fixing – or even just slowing – it will affect all of us. But it can be done.