Friday, October 12, 2007

Al Gore wins the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on climate change

Al GoreAlong with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Al Gore has won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. As the Times' Jim Rutenberg reports, the prize marks the "the latest twist in a remarkable decade of soaring highs and painful lows" for the former Vice President.

Moreover, according to the Times, it is fair to view the award as "validation" for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, "which in its early days was vilified by those who disputed the scientific case for a human role in climate change."


Jim Rutenberg of the New York Times discusses the political implications of Gore's Nobel Prize ( .mp3)

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