Cutting to the chase:
“In his book, “Earth in the Balance,” Gore warned that “sacrifice, struggle and a wrenching transformation of society” would be necessary to save the planet. Even if a “miraculous technology” was able to cut per-capita greenhouse gas emissions in half, he wrote, Washington still would have to raise taxes on gasoline, electricity and heating oil.
No more. In 2006, Gore tells moviegoers that, as dire as the situation may be, the changes needed to avert global warming would not be onerous, except maybe for some greedy corporations.”