Gore to write new book on politics and current events

Former Vice President Al Gore will write a new book — this one on politics and current events.

The book will be about "the political, social and economic forces that are shaping what America and the world will become in ensuing decade," according to a Random House release Tuesday.

In a statement, the former vice president said his goal in writing the book is to capture some of the new factors influencing the world.

"With this new work, I hope to help start a conversation about the large-scale drivers of change that are defining and shaping our future — from the rapid development and integration of radically new technologies to the planet-changing impact of the climate crisis, to poverty, globalization, and the democratization of knowledge accompanying the emergence of a ubiquitous Internet linking ever more intelligent devices," Gore said.

Gore's best-known book was "An Inconvenient Truth," which helped Gore win a Nobel Peace Prize. The accompanying documentary won an Academy Award.

Random House Executive Vice President Jon Meacham, formerly editor of Newsweek magazine, acquired the book for Random House.

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