Newsbusters' Noel Sheppard is busting Al Gore today.  Apparently the former vice president has heavily photoshopped the cover of his new book to make global climate change look like a very imminent crisis.

According to Sheppard, the cover of Gore's new book, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, was "intentionally doctored to exaggerate the appearance of hurricanes in the northern hemisphere as well as reduce the amount of ice present in the Arctic."  In addition, the state of Florida appears as largely submerged under ocean waters and most of the contiguous 48 states appear to be desert on Gore's book cover. 

University of Florida hurricane expert Ryan Maue originally reported this "inconvenient truth" about Gore's book:
The cover opens and closes half and half - so you only see one hurricane...as in the press release photo or the one on Amazon.
But this is the real picture sequence from the book which I looked at Borders today and took cell-phone pictures, original (before the retouching by some "artist") Note all of the Arctic ice and the size of the Florida Peninsula...

And this is how Gore's book presents the same image:

Shepperd adds that "with hurricane activity at 30-year lows, and Arctic ice at 30-year highs," Gore apparently needed a bit of extra help making his point.