Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Let me be one of the last to add to the growing chorus of congratulations to our former Vice President and almost-President, Al Gore, Jr., who, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), was awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize for their work to bring international attention to the problem of global warming.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr.

The citation reads:

"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"

This is a well-deserved and marvelous honor, though I must admit that I would much rather have had Gore finishing the second of two terms today, and advocating for change on global warming rather than the ongoing, walking catastrophe that occupies the White House as I type these words. Nevertheless, a great honor for Gore, the IPCC, and all who have tried bring greater awareness and action to this utterly crucial issue.

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