Al Gore shared the award with the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a science panel who along with Mr. Gore, raised awareness about the climate crisis. Mr. Gore's share of the 1.5 Million dollar prize will be donated in full to his brand new organization, the bipartisan Alliance for Climate Protection
Since, unlike many other Nobel honorees, most Americans understand what Mr. Gore did to achieve this award through his work making "An Inconvenient Truth", most of the news coverage centered around what, if any, political pressure the award would have on (dare I say) the other
US presidential hopefuls. The Wall Street Journal
says it won't do much, but we'll just have to wait and see.
Feeling like you want to raise a glass to Al
? Take the Alliance for Climate Protection's pledge to: demand our politicians sign up for international greenhouse gas mitigation agreements, reduce our own greenhouse gas emissions, and put the gas face on construction of new plants that burn coal and don't clean up after themselves.
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