Al Gore




2007 Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Steadfast Environmental Crusaders

The 2007 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded jointly to Former US Vice President Al Gore and the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change. Gore was lauded for "His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change," the Nobel 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." The Nobel Committee stated that the IPCC was awarded the prize also because their two decades of scientific reports that have "created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming." Created in 1988, the IPCC guides governments by providing scientific reports on the global warming crisis that is expected to induce large-scale migration due to climate change occurring now and increasing within the next thirty years., The IPCC organizes and maintains communications with over 2,500 researchers from around the world and has issued reports and public statements on the human activities (such as industrial use of electricity made from burning coal and gas, transportation-related auto exhaust, and agricultural cattle-related methane) that have caused climate changes evident in heat waves, floods, melting polar ice, and super-storm hurricanes. Gore said he would donate his share of the $1.5 million that accompanies the prize to the non-profit Alliance for Climate Protection. Accepting his prize, Gore said, "...the earth has a fever. And the fever is rising. The experts have told us it is not a passing affliction that will heal by itself. We asked for a second opinion. And a third. And a fourth. And the consistent conclusion, restated with increasing alarm, is that something basic is wrong. We are what is wrong, and we must make it right."

Al Gore's Nobel Prize Lecture, Dec. 10, 2007

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