Al Gore, new book, visit Portland on Wed, Nov 18

November 15, 2009 at 10:04 pm 1 comment

As nations dither, and the prospects of a Copenhagen deal on controlling greenhouse gases skate off into the distance, its important to remember that there is plenty of activity going on right now to address global warming. These activities are taking place on many fronts, small and local, and large and global.

Of course, one of the players in the global arena is former Vice President and Nobel laureate Al Gore. He has recently published a new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, that examines what can be done now about climate problems and he will be in downtown Portland on Wednesday night, Nov 18, speaking at the Keller Auditorium at 7:30 PM, to promote his ideas. If you have the time and money (tickets are $45 and $65 + service fees through Ticketmaster and include a copy of the book), come see the lecture.

Strapped for time and cash? Maybe your interests are broader than climate change? Gore’s book costs only $15-20 through Amazon (paperback), which is pretty reasonable, but if you would like some impressively good free stuff on resource issues and what we can do about them (includes book, summary PowerPoint slide show), check out Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization from the Earth Policy Institute. Lester Brown, the long-time director of the Institute has plenty of worthwhile things to say on topics ranging from climate change to water to food to poverty. Finals approaching and no time to read? Just download a chapter and read it in the airport during Thanksgiving Break.

Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis (Paperback)Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis (Paperback)


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  • 1. Alan  |  November 16, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Julie will report back on Gore’s presentation at our next NOON meeting, Thursday, Nov 19, Chemistry lounge. I won’t be able to attend the meeting because I’ll be administering a Chem 201 exam.


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