Meredith’s 2008 Summer Reading Program
Meredith College’s Summer Reading Program selection for 2008 is Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It.”
Meredith’s Summer Reading Program was created to further enhance the academic climate on campus. The Summer Reading Program book is chosen to fit Meredith’s annual campus-wide theme.
For 2008-09, the College will focus on environmental awareness, with a theme of “Sustaining Our Environment: Developing Our Greenprint.”
Members of the Summer Reading Committee “felt that [“An Inconvenient Truth”] is a pivotal work for this generation of students [that] combines concrete scientific data on climate change with personal accounts of the impact environmental change has had on people around the world.”
Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” is a best-selling book on the threat of and solutions to global warming, and the subject of the movie of the same title.
In 2007, Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shared the Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.”