January 30, 2013

Instapundit reviews Al Gore's new book.

The book is "The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change." Yeesh. What a title. Drivers. But he couldn't just call it "The Future." That would be dumb. And people love lists. Lists make it seem possible to read a whole book.

So Six Drivers. Sounds almost sexy. Six ≈ sex, and driver seems like a way to refer to one's chakra in old songs like "Me and My Chauffeur Blues."

That's all I have to say because I haven't read the book. It just came out today yesterday. Instapundit got to drive into the future, and having read "The Future," can give a substantive account. So go read his review. It's mixed.

26 comments:

Patrick said...

Wasn't it about ten years ago that Al warned us that we had only ten years left to do something to reverse global warming, or it would become irreversible? I guess we fucked it up. If only he had harangued us more, we could have done it.

Jane said...

Just came out today? What, did I time-travel last night at the library?

(All I have to say -- I didn't check the book out.)

bagoh20 said...

Without reading it of course, I'll just say that Al Gore does not have a history of enlightening as much as lying, so I'd be skipping it, even if I did read books.

Ann Althouse said...

Came out yesterday.

Sorry.

Misjudged today's date.

Bob Ellison said...

Gore's on my "don't bother" list. In a fit of trying to discover the arguments on both sides of anthropogenic global warming, I bought and read An Inconvenient Truth. Fantastically stupid and dishonest.

William said...

I don't need a driver. At my age, a putter is sufficient to hole out.....Can you imagine a life so bereft of meaning or entertainment that one actually reads an Al Gore book? There should be so non-profit, voluntary program to help purchasers of Al Gore books recover the savor of life.

ricpic said...

Tear down the walls! Change everything! Me? Oh, I'm safe within my gates.

SteveR said...

Aside from the fact that it appears to be nothing all that new or interesting, and probably rates as equivalent to a college level research paper (copy-paste-copy-paste), its Al Gore.

edutcher said...

He's been so perceptive and far-sighted up to now.

/sarc

Ann Althouse said...

So Six Drivers. Sounds almost sexy. Six ≈ sex, and driver seems like a way to refer to one's chakra in old songs like "Me and My Chauffeur Blues."

Or "Lady Chatterly's Lover" (or something).

Everything's reminding you of sex, are you feeling all right?

EMD said...

Tear down the walls! Change everything! Me? Oh, I'm safe within my gates.

Amen.

DADvocate said...

This book may have something of a Anthropophobic theme.

EMD said...

Everything's reminding you of sex, are you feeling all right?

Nah, she's just trying too hard to be funny. (Professor-style.)

Mitchell the Bat said...

I'm pretty sure I read Megatrends when it first came out.

I did so purely out of a present sense of curiosity.

I knew I'd never profit from prophecy.

bpm4532 said...

I wouldn't waste a penny on Al Gore's work.

EDH said...

The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change

As far as shaping the future, hasn't Al Gore pretty much been a backseat driver and opportunist all his life?

Ann Althouse said...

"Gore's on my "don't bother" list. In a fit of trying to discover the arguments on both sides of anthropogenic global warming, I bought and read An Inconvenient Truth. Fantastically stupid and dishonest."

That gave me a flashback: I bought Gore's "Reinventing Government" report in book form. Back in the day's when I used to hang out at my local Border's until some bookstore induced madness led me to buy a stack of books that I believed in the vision of myself reading.

Jane said...

You know what I'd like? Full disclosure on authorship of books. Did you write it? Have substantial editorial or research help? Sit down for a couple interviews with the author? Or just attach your name to the finished product?

Drago said...

"The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change"

This is such an obvious ripoff of Niall Ferguson's "Civilization: The West and the Rest" wherein Ferguson describes the 6 "killer apps" (concepts/ideas......"drivers" if you will) that drove Western Civilization's success over other civilizations.

With algore, like many lefty icons, there really is no "there" there.

CachorroQuente said...

"Back in the day's when I used to hang out at my local Border's . . ."

Jeez, two in one sentence. Are you planning to be a greengrocer in your retirement?

Larry J said...

I'd just as soon have a colonoscopy without anesthesia than read an Al Gore book, even a free copy. I wouldn't have one if you gave me two.

Chip S. said...

I can't believe he didn't go with "Six Degrees of Global Change" as the subtitle.

Crunchy Frog said...

"Back in the day's when I used to hang out at my local Border's . . ."

Gahhhhh! Apostrophe abuse!

Larry J said...

Chip S. said...
I can't believe he didn't go with "Six Degrees of Global Change" as the subtitle.


I'm surprised he didn't call it "50 Shades of Global Change." He's a whore.

Gene said...

Gore (finally) lists population growth as a cause of climate change. When did he discover this? He didn't mention over-population as a problem in "An Inconvenient Truth." But then he couldn't. It would offend people who favor illegal immigration and open borders.

Nichevo said...

Everything's reminding you of sex, are you feeling all right?

edutcher 1/30/13, 9:21 AM


No, she's a little punchy. She hasn't been able to sleep ever since I described how she'd look, bent over a pool table with a pencil in her teeth. I didn't even get to the stockings, let alone the...

PETER V. BELLA said...

Sorry, I do not read lies by liars.