by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.

president-al-gore.jpgWell, it’s official.

Adding to an already incredible year, former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts “to spread awareness of man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures needed to counteract it.”

This honor comes on the heels of a recent Academy Award for Gore’s movie An Inconvenient Truth, an Emmy for his online television network Current TV; and multiple collaborative projects such as the music bash, Live Earth. Truly — an unmatched year for any person in terms of influence and recognition in so many areas.

Gore joins previous American recipients of the award such as former presidents Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt — as well as the Rev. Martin Luther King.

We’ll have more information as it becomes available. Now the question remains: With this latest honor, should Al run for president in 2008? Vote below!

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Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.ringofpeace.org Erol

    Al Gore, congratulations on winning the Nobel Peace Prize. Now it is time to announce your wish to become America’s president, take your seat in the White House, and be the leader we have all been waiting for to move beyond the corrupt system of Empire and towards Earth community. Kudos to the Nobel Committee for realizing that sustainability is peace.

  • Technox

    Nobel Peace Prize? Ah, the Greenpeace.

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  • shiboobie

    he never did anything for the environment while he was in office or while he was running. he also did nothing (and actively prevented things from being done) to fight AIDS in Africa. He’s far more effective as a “private citizen” than as part of the political machine – where he sells out, wimps out, and curries favor with interest groups. Don’t run, Al, please DON’T run! just keep doing what you’re doing and we’ll all be better off.

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  • http://sutext.texeme.com John Bailo

    Al Gore and Jimmy Carter — the two worst men ever to enter the Oval Office.