Friday, October 12, 2007

Former President Al Gore Awarded 2007 Nobel Peace Prize

Former Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) were jointly awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize today for their work in promoting awareness and political action in global warming. The IPCC, a joint project of the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization, was founded in 1988 to assess global climate change. Gore won an Oscar for his 2006 documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. Gore will donate around half of his $1.5 million award to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a non-profit organization he chairs.

Read the Nobel Peace Prize announcement from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Also check out the reaction to the announcement from the IPCC.

Read Gore, U.N. Body Win Nobel Peace Prize: Former Vice President Says Climate Change Is 'A Planetary Emergency' from the Washington Post and Gore, U.N. Panel Share 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for Climate-Change Efforts from FOX News.

Do you want more information on both sides of global warming predictions? Check out The Fact Checker: An Inconvenient Truth for Al Gore from the Washington Post. It includes links to lawsuits, studies and websites on both sides of the issue. It also includes a link to the homepage for The Great Global Warming Swindle, a documentary and answer to An Inconvenient Truth from Martin Durkin.

Want more information? Check out the library's guide on climate change.

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