Following up on his New York Times bestselling An Inconvenient Truth of 2006, former Vice President Al Gore will release a new book later this year, titled Our Choice, in the hopes of spurring action on climate change. The book will draw on discussions from the climate "Solutions Summits" Gore has held since 2006. One might ask how the new book could be different--after all, one can only point out the need for action on climate change in so many ways. But even if the book makes the exact same points as his previous bestseller, it's the duty of any activist to continue calling attention to one's issue until that issue is solved. And, since the political climate of 2009 is different, linguists would argue that the meaning of Gore's new book will be too. As Gertrude Stein said, a rose is a rose is a rose...but the last rose wasn't quite the same as the first.
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