Today Vice President Gore announced that his next book, Our Choice, will be published by Rodale in the US and by other publishers internationally on November 3, 2009.
Picking up where An Inconvenient Truth left off, Our Choice utilizes Mr. Gore’s forty years of experience as a student, policymaker, author, filmmaker, entrepreneur and activist to comprehensively describe the real solutions to global warming. A co-recipient of the Nobel Peace prize in 2007 for his environmental work, Mr. Gore continues to make sense of the pressing issues we face and Our Choice will unquestionably inspire and rally those ready to fight for solutions that were deemed impossible only a short time ago.
Gore’s book is sure to be scrutinized and criticized for even the tiniest mistakes or, more likely, the tiniest non-mistakes (see Unstaining Al Gore’s good name 2: He is not “guilty of inaccuracies and overstatements” and is owed a correction and apology by the New York Times). And who can doubt that the right wing will attack Gore for every BTU he uses, including flying around the world trying to promote his blueprint (see “People Who Live in Greenhouses…. and “Gore greens his Tennessee home“)?
I was able to spend a fair amount of time with Gore at a climate solutions summit a year ago and can attest that he has an encyclopedic knowledge of clean energy (see “My Al Gore story“). Indeed, he has been adding to that knowledge by consulting with — and hearing detailed presentations from — some of the leading clean energy experts from industry, government, and the nonprofit sector.
Here are more details on what is sure to become the best-selling climate solutions book of all time:
Said Vice President Gore, “An Inconvenient Truth reached millions of people with the message that the climate crisis is threatening the future of human civilization and that it must and can be solved. Now that the need for urgent action is even clearer with the alarming new findings of the last three years, it is time for a comprehensive global plan that actually solves the climate crisis. Our Choice will answer that call.”
Since the publication of the New York Times bestseller An Inconvenient Truth and the release of the Academy Award® winning film of the same title, Mr. Gore has led more than thirty “Solutions Summits” with top scientists, engineers and policy experts to examine every solution to the climate crisis in depth and detail. Our Choice draws on conclusions developed through those summits as well as on extensive independent research, describing how the bold choices necessary to save the earth’s climate should also be the foundations of policies worldwide to create new jobs and stimulate sustainable economic progress.
As they did with An Inconvenient Truth, former Vice President Gore and Mrs. Tipper Gore will donate 100% of the proceeds of the book to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit, non-partisan group dedicated to spreading awareness about the climate crisis and how to solve it.
Our Choice will feature 100% recycled paper, locally produced and sourced editions, low VOC inks, and will be carbon neutral.
“Rodale is honored to continue our relationship with Vice President Al Gore,” said Rodale Inc. President and CEO Steven Pleshette Murphy. “We were proud to publish An Inconvenient Truth and very much look forward to bringing Our Choice to the growing audience of committed citizens who are seeking solutions to the climate change crisis. In the spirit of our longtime mission, we are dedicated to creating the greatest possible platform for Vice President Gore’s work and message.”
Simon & Schuster Audio, who published the Grammy Award winning audio version of Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, will publish the audio edition of the book on CD and digital download simultaneous with the hardcover publication.
I, for one, can’t wait.