In April of last year, The UK Sun quoted Al Gore as saying that a sequel to his hit An Inconvenient Truth was indeed in the works. Left to the imagination was whether Gore meant a film or book was coming first. Well, his blog cleared all that up today with a press release announcing his new book Our Choice — described as “picking up where An Inconvenient Truth left off”. From the release,
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.
In terms of green cred, it comes fully loaded: 100% recycled paper, locally produced and sourced editions, low VOC inks, carbon neutral, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Alliance for Climate Protection. 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.”
In terms of a movie, based on the revamped and higher-quality slides we witnessed on Capital Hill in January from Gore, a new sequel doc sounds probable.
Look for Our Choice to hit bookstores on November 3, 2009.