Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore and IPCC win Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize!

That has to feel pretty pretty good for Al Gore in his life as a Climate Change activist, leaving "failed Presidential candidate" behind. The former U.S. Vice President has been awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and shares it with the United Nations' International Panel on Climate Change. There were 181 candidates to choose from, but Gore and the IPCC's work to raise awareness of the issues of climate change won out. The $1.5 million dollar prize will be split (amongst the 2,000+/- scientists on the IPCC?). Mr. Gore has announced he will donate his share to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit focused on the urgency of solving Climate Change.

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