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Book review: "Al Gore: The Future"

Gillespie, I

Food Security Online   5 (4) 611-612

August 2013

This latest book by ex-US Vice President Al Gore is a veritable tour-de-force, at least for the most part, covering a huge range at impressive depth. It is this depth, rather than the range, that sometimes risks obscuring the power of Gore’s argument. No stone is left unturned, and Mr Gore states emphatically early on in the text that the book is “data driven and based on deep research and reporting”. Sometimes, however, less is more and a few of the arguments get bogged down in rhetoric. Still, this is certainly an important and thought-provoking book and deserves, perhaps even requires, to be read several times to get the full force of the richness of the material and the strength of Gore’s passion.