Al Gore Writes New Book On Climate Change  

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CBS reports that Al Gore has a new, solutions oriented book coming ou on global warming - Al Gore Writes Book On Climate Change.

Environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore plans to release a new book, “Our Choice,” in November of 2009.

The book will “answer the call” for “urgent action” on a “comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis,” according to a press release.

Gore hopes that the book will “unquestionably inspire and rally those ready to fight for solutions that were deemed impossible only a short time ago.” He plans to lay out the conclusions he has reached after attending a number of “Solutions Summits” focused on the climate attended by policy experts, scientists and engineers.

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Really another media campaign about choice and hope for change?

To raise another $100's of millions more to 'raise awareness' about a problem in the media everyday?  


Vandana Shiva  -
And where did this start? All this feels so timeless,
but it started with humanity getting at the fossil fuel, which was never supposed to be touched… But that model carries on. And globalization now is
industrializing every activity of every human being's life across the planet. For me, globalization is really expanding the use of fossil fuel.



And so while on the one hand, when we talk climate change, we're talking about reducing emissions, the entire economic model is based on increasing emissions. It is based on increasing emissions by destroying small-scale peasant farming and introducing large-scale industrial agriculture. It's increasing emissions by making every one of us dependent on our everyday needs to come from somewhere else.



Everything today is being made where it can be made most cheaply, which means where sources can be exploited the fastest and workers can be exploited the
highest. And at one level, that's what's being reflected in China's double-digit growth and India's nine percent growth. It's basically converting our resources into commodities, to be sold around the world.



But that conversion requires the wastage of human beings on a scale we've never seen. (Read more from

Vandana Shiva

 
 
 
The point is that energy is small portion that does not address and could increase the long term problem.


 
I have always felt Mr. Gores 'intentions' were positive... but we can hope and dream as much as we want that our singular choices will make others change and
make better choices. But in reality, change - is an unstoppable, inevitable succession and choice is an illusion, created by those with power, for those
without.
 


 
And Without a global shift in how we consume our world, 'choice' will become as much as a delusion as our hope that we can change others without changing
ourselves.... Because 'Hope. is a quintessential human delusion, simultaneously the source of our greatest strength and our greatest weakness.
'  

We can only bring positive change to others by setting the best example for them to follow...
 
 
 
The question-
Does Mr. Gore offer a “comprehensive global plan that actually solves the global crisis" or another idealist feel good dream that costs trillions to build and involves actions by millions to implement?

Or is this a plan that outlines and address's the global 'key issues required to make good on these promises' that is obtainable, realistic and builds longterm prosperty.


Regardless, I look forward to reading it with my optimisum hat on ;-)

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