Earth in the Balance
Forging a New Common Purpose
By Al Gore
Routledge – 2007 – 432 pages
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!
'The frankest and most important publication by a current politician I have read in a long time' William Rees-Mogg in The Independent 'The whole darn' thing… even more daring than Star Wars' The Independent on Sunday 'By far the best book of its kind by a serving politician that I have read' Jonathon Porritt in the Times Literary Supplement 'Dazzlingly meticulous… a model for the politically relevant, comprehensive discussion of environmental policy' New Scientist 'He argues forcefully, unanswerably, with intense humanity' The Observer 'An honest and thoughtful explanation of why preservation of the environment is central to the future of humanity' The Independent 'Close to the action, readable, passionate' Financial Times 'Well-argued ideas for saving the world' The Mail on Sunday 'The book is an indication that Mr Gore is a thinker as well as a doer' The Times 'An intelligent, articulate and highly readable study of the parlous state of mother earth' The Scotsman 'A work of intelligence and passionate authenticity' Time 'An astonishing book' The Irish Times 'a solid intellectual achievement, a work many scholars and environmental specialists might be proud to write.' New Scientist 'A passionate, intelligent and articulate discussion of the environmental crisis we face. First published in 1992 … [it] resonates even more strongly today.' New Scientist 'This book is a brilliant analysis of the larger context of our situation, and is as relevant now as when it was first published.' Network Review, The Scientific and Medical Network
Foreword: The Coming 'Environment Decade' * Introduction * Part I: Balance at Risk * Ships in the Desert * The Shadow Our Future Throws * Climate and Civilization: A Short History * Buddha�s Breath * If the Well Goes Dry * Skin Deep * Seeds of Privation * The Wasteland * Part II: The Search for Balance * Self-Stewardship * Eco-nomics: Truth or Consequences * We Are What We Use * Dysfunctional Civilization * Environmentalism of the Spirit * Part III: Striking the Balance * A New Common Purpose * A Global Marshall Plan * Conclusion * Index
Al Gore is an Academy Award winning filmmaker, the author of New York Times bestseller An Inconvenient Truth, a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and former Vice President of the US.