Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore Given 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

Sharing recognition with the IPCC, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, former vice-president Al Gore was awarded the Nobel Peace prize today for "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 said: "I am deeply honored to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. This award is even more meaningful because I have the honor of sharing it with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change--the world's pre-eminent scientific body devoted to improving our understanding of the climate crisis--a group whose members have worked tirelessly and selflessly for many years. We face a true planetary emergency. The climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity. It is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level.

"My wife, Tipper, and I will donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the award to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan non-profit organization that is devoted to changing public opinion in the U.S. and around the world about the urgency of solving the climate crisis."
The library has copies of both his movie and book, An Inconvenient Truth. The DVD was created by a Glendale resident and library user. Other books about Al Gore and global warming are available as well.

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