Al Gore Wins Nobel Prize for "Peace"

OSLO, Norway (AP)—Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change jointly won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and to lay the foundations for fighting it.
In his statement today, Gore said: "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. "

"I am a very proud member of the Alliance for Climate Protection . We cannot have a Live Earth without Peace. Wars are not ecologically-friendly and are crimes against the earth and humanity. War must stop being part of human life .... if we truly want to save the earth and ourselves." ~ Patty Ann Smith