Azara Blog: Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize

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Date published: 2007/10/12

The BBC says:

Al Gore says his Nobel Peace Prize is an "honour" and a chance to "elevate global consciousness" about the threat posed by climate change.

The former US vice-president was awarded the prestigious prize jointly with the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

The committee cited "their efforts to build up and disseminate knowledge about man-made climate change".

Mr Gore won an Oscar for his climate change film An Inconvenient Truth.

He said he accepted the award on behalf of scientists - like those in the IPCC - who had worked tirelessly for years to get the message about global warming out.

For once the rumours turned out to be true. It must have been a bad year for peace if campaigning about climate change was somehow deemed to be the top effort. But given that the prize is now evidently deemed to be about anything, Gore was as deserving as anyone.

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