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The Norwegian Nobel Institute today awarded its 2007 Peace Prize jointly to the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and former Vice President of the United States Al Gore in recognition of their efforts to combat global climate change.
[UPDATE] Following the announcement, Al Gore issued the following statement:
"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.
"My wife, Tipper, and I will donate 100 percent of the proceeds of the award to the Alliance for Climate Protection, a bipartisan non-profit organization that is devoted to changing public opinion in the U.S. and around the world about the urgency of solving the climate crisis.
Congratulations and well done!