Our Choice November 3, 2009 : 9:51 AM

An old African proverb says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”

We have to go far. . . quickly.

My new book, Our Choice, is about solutions to the climate crisis that can help us do just that. During the three and a half years since the publication of An Inconvenient Truth, I organized more than thirty “Solutions Summits,” where experts from around the world shared their knowledge and experience in subjects relevant to the construction of a plan to solve the climate crisis. In addition, I engaged in a large number of one-on-one sessions with other leading experts to map out a blue print for action.

Our Choice is the result of this multi-year effort. The book is available today and can be purchased online at:

Barnes and Noble
Indie Bound

As with "An Inconvenient Truth" 100 percent of Tipper’s and my proceeds will be contributed to the Alliance for Climate Protection.

For me, this has been an exciting and illuminating journey, because it is now abundantly clear that we have at our fingertips all of the tools we need to solve three or four climate crises – and we only need to solve one. The only missing ingredient is collective will.

We can solve the climate crisis. It will be hard, to be sure, but if we choose to solve it, I have no doubt whatsoever that we can and will succeed.

It will be hard, but we can solve it!