An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of Global Warming
Viking Juvenile (2007)
Reviewed by Mary Johnson (age 14) for Reader Views (1/08)
“An Inconvenient Truth,” written by our former Vice President Al Gore, is a very enlightening book. “An Inconvenient Truth”” makes a person wonder how our planet will change if we don’t cut down on the amount of greenhouse gases put out in our earth’s atmosphere. “An Inconvenient Truth” talks about the rainstorms in India, the droughts in Asia and America, the icecaps melting in the Arctic, the 27 named hurricanes of 2005, the heat waves in Germany, and also the glaciers receding all over the world. But, it also talks about the way people handle global warming prevention.
“An Inconvenient Truth” is a very well-written book. The title tells you just what you are going read. Al Gore explains and shows you exactly what he is talking about. But, he also has different chapters for the different topics he covers. So, it isn’t put together all “Hodge podged.” The different topics have different chapters, therefore you aren’t always confused. Also the pictures in “An Inconvenient Truth” are amazing.
“An Inconvenient Truth” is definitely for all readers and it isn’t written like a textbook, so you don’t get bored. I think everyone could benefit from a little inconvenient truth. I personally think it tells you stuff the news forgets to mention.
I think the most interesting thing in this book is if you go to the back on pages 174 and 175. It shows you the countries that have ratified the Kyoto Protocol (which is a treaty that limits the amount of greenhouse gases). Now at the bottom of the list it shows you the only two countries that have not ratified it; these countries are Australia and the United States of America. But on the next two pages it shows you the cities that have chosen to abide by the Kyoto Protocol; there are 230 cities abiding by this protocol. As for the rest of “An Inconvenient Truth,” you will have to read it. It is very educational.