by John Scull
The library had a copy of Al Gore’s new book “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis.” It’s a glossy book full of coloured pictures and laid out like a very thick magazine. He goes through various options for dealing with climate change, reviewing the research, supplying facts and figures, and telling histories.
- He gives high marks to solar, wind, geothermal, conservation, and the supergrid.
- He gives low marks to biofuel, carbon capture and sequestration, and nuclear power
- He gives very high marks to conservation
- He has good review of forests, soil, and population, factors often ignored in climate discussions
The book goes on to discuss “the obstacles we need to overcome” and “going
far quickly” but I haven’t read these sections yet.
From what I have read so far, I feel this book is good for informing people who are concerned about climate change and want to do the right thing and support effective policies. I doubt if it will have much effect on the unconvinced.
“I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.”
~ Walt Whitman