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by | Read by Beau Bridges, Cynthia Nixon, Blair Underwood

Contemporary Culture • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 2006

In this succinct abridgment of Gore's treatise on global warming, we learn what greenhouse gasses are, how long scientists have been measuring them, what they do, and what we can do to reduce them. The U.S. government has not pushed reforms for reasons of politics and convenience, but Gore maintains that individuals can help by buying energy-saving light bulbs and hybrid vehicles and supporting wind power. Beau Bridges reads the autobiographical parts well, particularly the sensitive section on Gore's sister Nancy's death from lung cancer. But one is aware that Bridges's voice is not the former Vice President's. Nixon and Underwood (familiar TV actors) do a good sell job with the remaining sections. All of this is well organized and certainly worth heeding. J.B.G. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: AUGUST 2008]



Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2008

CD ISBN 978-0-7435-7202-6 $19.95 • Three CDs

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