Big Al Wins Nobel Prize

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  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Al Gore's Nobel prize is one for the globe
    Alice Ritchie Oslo and Brendan Nicholson
    October 13, 2007


    Former US vice-president Al Gore, co-winner of this year's Nobel peace prize, has pledged to donate all his prizemoney to an organisation dedicated to tackling climate change.

    The Nobel peace prize committee last night gave the 2007 award jointly to Mr Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a UN body of about 3000 experts that has pointed to the connection between human activities and global warming.

    Mr Gore, 59, has reinvented himself as a climate warrior since failing in his bid to become US president in 2000. He said he was "deeply honoured" to win the $1.5 million prize and would give his share to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a nonprofit group he founded last year.

    "We face a true planetary emergency," Mr Gore said. "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."

    The Norwegian Nobel committee said Mr Gore was "probably the single individual who has done most" to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted to tackle climate change.

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  2. LSUGradin99

    LSUGradin99 I Bleedeth Purple 'N Gold

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    [MEDIA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXrc1XZayp4[/MEDIA]
     
  3. NoLimitMD

    NoLimitMD Founding Member

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    I bet Mel Brooks is ticked off. Airplane was a far better documentary.
     
  4. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Airplane was not a Mel Brooks film. Michael Moore is ticked off for sure.
     
  5. NoLimitMD

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    :hihi: Much like Gore would say, DON'T LET THE FACTS GET IN THE WAY OF ME MAKING MY POINT!
     
  6. LSUsupaFan

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    How dare you speak ill of the inventor of the environment and first emperor of the moon.
     
  7. Ellis Hugh

    Ellis Hugh Space Wrangler

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    Now Gore has won the Nobel, the Oscar, the Grammy...

    I can't wait for him to go for the Tony.
     
  8. Ellis Hugh

    Ellis Hugh Space Wrangler

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    The Nobel "Peace" prize lost all credibility when they gave it to Arafat.
     
  9. Bengal Buddy

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    What a joke. But not unexpected considering the liberal bias of the Nobel committee. I am amazed they did not give it to Chavez.
     
  10. tigerintn

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    Al may not have won it after all.

    I just heard that some of the votes in Florida may not have been counted. Bush may have won it after all.
     

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