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    Gore shares Nobel Peace Prize with U.N. panel

    (CNN) -- Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for their work to raise awareness about global warming.

    In a statement, Gore said he was "deeply honored," adding that "the climate crisis is not a political issue, it is a moral and spiritual challenge to all of humanity."

    The former vice president said he would donate his half of the $1.5 million prize to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a U.S. organization he founded that aims to persuade people to cut emissions and reduce global warming.

    The White House offered an initial reaction to the Nobel win by President Bush's 2000 opponent. "Of course, we're happy that Vice President Gore and the IPCC are receiving this recognition," said deputy press secretary Tony Fratto.

    During its announcement, the Nobel committee cited the winners "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change."

    The award ceremony will be held December 10 in Oslo, Norway. Video Watch why Gore won the Nobel prize »

    In recent weeks, Gore has been the target of a campaign to persuade him to enter the 2008 presidential race.

    A source involved in Gore's past political runs told CNN that he definitely has the ambition to use the peace prize as a springboard to run for president.

    But he will not run, because he won't take on the political machine assembled by Sen. Hillary Clinton, said the source. If the senator from New York had faltered at all, Gore would take a serious look at entering the race, the source said. But Gore has calculated that Clinton is unstoppable, according to the source.

    Gore repeatedly denied he has any plans to run again, but this week a group of grass-roots Democrats calling themselves "Draft Gore" took out a full-page ad in The New York Times in a bid to change his mind. Watch more on the movement to draft Gore Video

    "Your country needs you now, as do your party, and the planet you are fighting so hard to save," the group said in an open letter.

    "America and the Earth need a hero right now, someone who will transcend politics as usual and bring real hope to our country and to the world."

    The Nobel committee praised Gore as being "one of the world's leading environmentalist politicians."

    "He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted," said Ole Danbolt Mjos, chairman of the Nobel committee.

    In making the announcement, Mjos said, "Through the scientific reports it has issued over the past two decades, the IPCC has created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming.

    "Thousands of scientists and officials from over 100 countries have collaborated to achieve greater certainty as to the scale of the warming."

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was established in 1988 to study climate change information. The group doesn't do independent research but instead reviews scientific literature from around the world.

    The U.N.-sanctioned group was formed by the World Meteorological Organization and U.N. Environment Program.

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he was "delighted" with the news that Gore and the IPCC will share in prize.

    A spokeswoman for the IPCC, which draws on the work of 2,000 scientists, said the panel was surprised that it had been chosen to share the award with Gore and praised his contribution to environmental campaigning.

    "We would have been happy even if he had received it alone because it is a recognition of the importance of this issue," spokeswoman Carola Traverso Saibante said, The Associated Press reported.

    The Nobel caps a series of prestigious awards associated with Gore, including two Oscars this year for the 2006 documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth," which followed him on a worldwide tour publicizing the dangers of climate change.

    Last month, he also picked up an Emmy -- the highest award in U.S. television -- for "Current TV." The show, which Gore co-created, describes itself as a global television network giving viewers the opportunity to create and influence its programming.

    Previous American recipients of the peace prize include former Presidents Carter in 2002, Wilson in 1919 and Theodore Roosevelt in 1906.

    In 1973, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger shared the award with North Vietnam's Le Duc Tho. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. received the honor in 1964.

    Gore was vice president for eight years under President Clinton. He won the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000 and ran against Bush.

    But he failed in his bid for the White House -- despite winning more popular votes than Bush -- when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his challenge over voting results in Florida, securing an Electoral College majority for Bush.
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    Just like the oscars - liberals giving other liberals praise and prizes for half-assed work.

    Forget that half of the worlds scientists and a European judge are disputing most of his ridiculous assertions in his hack film. Yes - Global warming is happening, just like it has for billions of years. But we have very, very little to do with it. Just think of all of the other people out there really doing things and giving up their lives for the better of humans and peace and this fraud gets the award.

    The lie just keeps getting bigger.

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    If Al Gore is the pinnacle for peace, intelligence and leadership, our world really sucks.
    CNN may think my opinion matters, but you shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cabot View Post
    Who the hell is that fuckwit?
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    Yeah pretty funny shit. If it were legitimate I think some monks from oh lets say Tibet should win it. But hey Gore has done soooo much to make us aware that we as a people are bad for our environment. So on that note all you liberals out there forget buying carbon credits and do us all a favor. STOP BREATHING!
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    Maybe he can use some of the prize money to lose some weight. Man, has he let it go down the drain since 2000...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman View Post
    Maybe he can use some of the prize money to lose some weight. Man, has he let it go down the drain since 2000...
    Nah, he needs it to pay his electric bill...

    People wonder why Mister G.W.'s (that's "Global Warming", by the way) electric bill is so high, but unbeknownst to many is that Al has employed a bunch of Asian former Wal-Mart slav...er, employees in his basement and they've been recounting the Florida ballots from 2,000 over and over and over, and doggonnit, wouldn't you know, every single time, George W. Bush wins Florida. And so the counting goes on...

    Takes electricity to light that basement and run all those adding machines!

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    Who the hell is that fuckwit?
    It doesn't matter, he sums up my feeliings 100% about Al Bore and his blame America first friends.
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    Funny how people always have to make personal attacks; like with peoples weight and appearance for example, when they don't like or agree with someone. So immature and intelligent. Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VH074ever View Post
    Funny how people always have to make personal attacks when they don't like or agree with someone. So immature and intelligent. Sad.
    You just summed up the left's main method of attack on Bush for the past 7 years.

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    Does anybody know if the Nobel Prize committee and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guys are the same people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut View Post
    You just summed up the left's main method of attack on Bush for the past 7 years.
    Exactly. It's tiresome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    Does anybody know if the Nobel Prize committee and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guys are the same people?

    Not sure about that but the Nobel prize people and the Oscar committee are definitely in bed together.

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    It would be nice to see reasons why people dislike bush and gore. Not the "gore is fat/is a robot" "bush is dumb/lied to us" feces.

 

 

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