Waiting For Albert Gore, Jr.

Al Gore

In a few hours from now former Vice President Al Gore will most likely be the winner of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. If he wins, and I think he will, he should go for the trifecta.

The White House awaits. Buhdydharma at Daily Kos has a message for Mr. Gore: "Please?"

Good luck Mr. Vice President and, after you win, consider Buhdydharma’s request.

Update: Al Gore wins the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.

The Nobel Peace Prize press release:

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. 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.

Indications of changes in the earth’s future climate must be treated with the utmost seriousness, and with the precautionary principle uppermost in our minds. Extensive climate changes may alter and threaten the living conditions of much of mankind. They may induce large-scale migration and lead to greater competition for the earth’s resources. Such changes will place particularly heavy burdens on the world’s most vulnerable countries. There may be increased danger of violent conflicts and wars, within and between states.

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 one hundred countries have collaborated to achieve greater certainty as to the scale of the warming. Whereas in the 1980s global warming seemed to be merely an interesting hypothesis, the 1990s produced firmer evidence in its support. In the last few years, the connections have become even clearer and the consequences still more apparent.

Al Gore has for a long time been one of the world’s leading environmentalist politicians. He became aware at an early stage of the climatic challenges the world is facing. His strong commitment, reflected in political activity, lectures, films and books, has strengthened the struggle against climate change. He is probably the single individual who has done most to create greater worldwide understanding of the measures that need to be adopted.

By awarding the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC and Al Gore, the Norwegian Nobel Committee is seeking to contribute to a sharper focus on the processes and decisions that appear to be necessary to protect the world’s future climate, and thereby to reduce the threat to the security of mankind. Action is necessary now, before climate change moves beyond man’s control.


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8 Responses to Waiting For Albert Gore, Jr.

  1. Tanoy says:

    It is really a great news.

  2. AsifY says:

    Thanks for the link Mash! He just won.

    Yes, we do live in the same time zone…

  3. Rumi says:

    Please Mr Gore, Please. Otherwise I may ed up going right.

    You and Mr Biden would be my dream ticket.

  4. Mash says:

    Excellent choice! :)>-

    Now he needs to step into the race for the White House.

  5. Robbie says:

    I don’t think Gore will run, but it would be nice if he did. **==

  6. ZaFa says:

    His appropriate title should have already been President and Nobel laureate Al Gore… 🙂

  7. Anthony says:

    Hmmm… It would not be the first comeback of an ex-Veep:


    Okay, if you’re annoyed by the Bush-Kennedy and Gore-Nixon comparisons, I think Gore would make a great president. My dream ticket would be a Gore-Obama ticket. But isn’t it too late for a Draft Gore movement? Surely Mrs Clinton has the aura of inevitability?

  8. Ingrid says:

    Sadly, I do think that it’s too late in the game for him to join. Hillary is off and running (I’d never vote for her) and the Gore-Biden ticket might not be able to draw away votes from her..
    that’s just my thought,
    (side wave to Robster)

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