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Hill Heat: Al Gore and IPCC Win Nobel Peace Prize

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Al Gore and IPCC Win Nobel Peace Prize

Fri, 12 Oct 2007 09:13:00 -0400

Al Gore’s response:

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.

Through The Climate Project, Gore has trained over 1000 people to give his “Inconvenient Truth” presentation; the website allows people to request a presentation.

Gore is the chairman of ACE. The board consists of:
  • Theodore Roosevelt IV, Managing Director, Lehman Brothers, Chair of the Pew Center for Global Climate Change
  • Larry J. Schweiger, President & CEO, National Wildlife Federation
  • Carol M. Browner, Principal, The Albright Group, LLC, Clinton EPA Administrator
  • Brent Scowcroft
  • Lee Thomas, Reagan EPA Administrator
  • Orin S. Kramer, General Partner, Boston Provident, L.P., Chairman, New Jersey State Investment Council, Carter White House
  • Congressman Sherwood L. Boehlert
  • Kevin Wall, CEO, Control Room, Producer, Live Earth/SOS

The advisory committee includes representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense, the Blue-Green Alliance, Redefining Progress, Climate Solutions, the National Religious Partnership for the Environment, World Resources Institute, Flatcoat Consulting, Energy Action, Sierra Club, Apollo Alliance, U.S. PIRG, Smith Farms, and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy.

“Friends” of ACE include, in addition, Defenders of Wildlife, the League of Conservation Voters, Redefining Progress, Rock the Vote, Campus Progress, Project Snap, Population Connection, The Climate Group, and the Center for American Progress.