Congratulations, Al. Now, please, run for President!
Al Gore, U.N. panel share 2007 Nobel Peace Prize
Last update: October 12, 2007 – 8:11 AM
OSLO, Norway — Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change jointly won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize today for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for fighting it.
Gore, who won an Academy Award earlier this year for his film on global warming, "An Inconvenient Truth,'' had been widely tipped to win the prize
He said that global warming was not a political issue but a worldwide crisis
"We face a true planetary emergency. ... It is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity,'' he said. "It is also our greatest opportunity to lift global consciousness to a higher level.''
The win is also likely add further fuel to a burgeoning movement in the United States for Gore to run for president in 2008, which he has so far said he does not plan to do