Al Gore to publish new book on global warming

The self-proclaimed “former next president of the United States” — currently at the Sundance Film Festival (and, may we point out, looking quite natty) to promote his new documentary about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth — has announced that he’ll soon be coming out with a new book on the same subject, with the same name. The book, to be published by Rodale (of South Beach Diet, uh, fame), will serve as a sequel of sorts to Al Gore’s controversial 1992 best-seller Earth in the Balance. It will cover not only the overwhelming evidence that global warming is accelerating, but Gore’s personal story of how the issue came to occupy a central place in his life. It will also serve as the kickoff for his 2008 run for the presidency. No, no, we totally made that up!