Friday :: Oct 12, 2007

Al Gore Co-Winner of Nobel Peace Prize with IPCC

by Mary

The Nobel Committee has named Al Gore this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, an honor he shares with the UN Climate Panel for their work in making the world aware of the problem of global climate change.

"His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change," the citation said. "He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted."

Capping a year of prizes, this prize is a true statement of Al's impact on the world stage. A major reason for awarding this prize is because the Committee wants to help push the message that the world can follow Al's lead and deal with global warming now.

“By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC and Al Gore, the Norwegian Nobel Committee is seeking to contribute to a sharper focus on the processes and decisions that appear to be necessary to protect the world’s future climate, and thereby to reduce the threat to the security of mankind,” the committee stated. “Action is necessary now, before climate change moves beyond man’s control.”

Congratulations, Al! And, please, please, please, run!

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