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 http://climateprotect.org . 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