Gore and U.N. Panel Win Peace Prize for Climate Work


The New York Times – October 12, 2007

Everyone has probably heard by now that former Vice President Al Gore received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming issues. I congratulate Mr. Gore on this achievement as few people have accomplished so great an honor. I do find it ironic that he should receive this award so soon after a UK court found 11 "un-truths" in Mr. Gore’s film "An Inconvenient Truth".

Former Vice President Al Gore, … was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, sharing it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations network of scientists.

“I will accept this award on behalf of all the people that have been working so long and so hard to try to get the message out about this planetary emergency,” Mr. Gore said in a brief appearance on Friday in Palo Alto, Calif., standing with his wife, Tipper, and four members of the United Nations climate panel. “I’m going back to work right now,” he said. “This is just the beginning.”

But in a telephone interview, Berge Furre, one of the four, said, “I hope this will have an effect on the attitudes of Americans as well as people in other countries.” In its formal citation, the Nobel committee called Mr. Gore “probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted.” It praised the United Nations panel, which is made up of 2,000 scientists and is considered the world’s leading authority on climate change, for creating “an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming.”

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